The Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition, the most significant mining event in Queensland, is making its rounds again this year, which means it's already been 2 years since the last time we posted about QME. This year marks the 25th birthday for QME in Mackay, adding to the fact that industry is definitely on the rise in the region and cautious optimism is spreading.
At NQBE Integrated IT, we connect businesses to allow them to work without barriers. We do this by bringing together the best technology solutions available that meet our clients challenges. This year, we’re showcasing some of our newest and most innovative products including a fully interactive 60 inch, touch screen display, the latest Fuji Xerox copier and two Yealink handsets; showcasing our Ne.Connect and Unified Business Technology telecommunications products.
With exciting new innovations and technology being showcased by more than 230 exhibitors at QME 2018, it certainly looks like the Mackay and Whitsunday region is making a strong comeback and we’re proud to join them. Come and visit us at stand A728.
Last night we sat down to recognise Queensland's hardest-working contractors, suppliers & producers at the Queensland Mining Awards for 2018. At a sold-out black tie gala and held during QME 2018, 520+ attendees were treated to speakers including the Asset President of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Rag Udd, the Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council Ian Macfarlane and the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan.
Wolff Mining, ultimately being named Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year for 2018 for their collaborations with Caterpillar and Hastings Deering to innovate a Semi-Autonomous Dozer Module. Paving the way for mine automation in low-cost environments while still increasing productivity, judge Peter Kane said "“Wolff Mining is leading the industry in this space, solving a consistent industry issue by working with OEMs and taking a risk. This project ticked all the boxes."
Below is a list of all the categories and its respective winners:
Greyhound Australia Cost Saving Initiative Award: Quarry Mining; Underground Roof Support Drilling Methodologies
Economx Time Saving Initiative Award: Downer Blasting Services; DBS Speedloader
JCB CEA Project Innovation Award: Mine Energy Solutions; Dual Fuel (HDCNG) Durability Trial
Hastings Deering Community/Staff Engagement or EEO Award: Rio Tinto; Amrun Project - Sustaining Indigenous Employment.
QME Best Product Launch Award: Control Systems Technology, LoT Virtual Weigh Frame - IntelliRoll
McLanahan Safety Award: Greyhound Australia, Safer Transport Solutions: TECHBUS
METS Ignited Collaboration Award: Unearthed/Origin Energy/Advance Queensland, Unearthed Accelerator