A great time was had by all at ‘The Bulkies’ on the night of November 5th in Sydney. Below is the full list of winners, highly commended and finalists at the bulk handling industry’s night of nights.
In the Innovative Technology category, the winner was BHP Billiton Mining Area C which came up with a smarter and safer way to replace shorter conveyor belts at the giant iron ore mine using turning frames and a specially designed module.
Bentley Systems was highly commended in the same category for its MineCycle Materials Handling software.
Finalists were – Allied Grain Systems, Bentley Systems, BHP Billiton Mining Area C, Dooen Engineering Services, Qube Bulk, RUD Australia, Svendborg Brakes Australia.
In the Dust Control Technology, Application or Practice category the pairing of Enviromist and Bulk Materials Engineering Australia (BMEA) won for their work in using sophisticated modelling techniques to devise a micro-mist system to reduce dust from Karara Mining’s ROM bin.
Finalists were: Chute Technology, ContiTech Australia, Enviromist and Bulk Materials Engineering Australia (BMEA), Introspec Consulting, Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS), Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET).
Excellence in the Application of Gears, Motors or Drives was won by Bonfiglioli Transmission (Australia) for its work in reducing the footprint of its planetary/helical Hi Torque combination drive for a new shuttle conveyor drive at Fortescue Metal Group’s Cloudbreak operation.
Finalists were: Bonfiglioli Transmission (Australia) and Brevini Australia.
Malcolm Lewis of Bonfiglioli accepting his award for Excellence in the Application of Gears, Motors or Drives. Photo: Greg Dickins
In the Excellence in Transport and/or Conveying category Qube Bulk was victorious. It developed a Quad Axle configuration that has delivered great efficiencies to its client Dampier Salt.
Telestack was highly commended. It, and its eastern states dealer Tricon Equipment, supplied a Low Tail Shiploader to Qube’s operation at the Port of Newcastle.
Finalists were: Container Rotation Systems, Flexco’s Tasman Warajay Technology, Konecranes, Mato Australia, Qube Bulk, Telestack, Vayeron.
In the Environmental Project of the Year category, Tyrecycle won for its unique business model and technology which sees it recycle conveyor belts and rubber tyres which would likely otherwise end up in landfill.
Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS) was highly commended for its dust-free bulk storage shed in Townsville.
Finalists were: Conergy Australia, Enviromist and Bulk Materials Engineering Australia (BMEA), Metso, Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS), Schenck Process Australia, Tyrecycle.
The Excellence in Engineering Photography category went to Christian Sprogoe, proprietor of csfoto.
The finalists were: Archer Imagery, Bernard Milford of Engineering Applications (ENAP), Christian Sprogoe – csfoto, Minco Photography, Schenck Process Australia.
The Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling (ASBSH) presented its two personal awards. The first, the A.W. Roberts Award, for a champion young engineer (under 35), went to Dr Tim Donohue. The all ages merit award, the Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling Award, went to Neil Kinder.
Neil Kinder (left) receiving the Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling Award from Professor Mark Jones of Newcastle University. Photo: Greg Dickins
In the Best Practice in WH&S category, Qube Bulk and Seeing Machines got the gong for their work in rolling out the latter company’s incredible eyeball-and-face-scanning anti-fatigue technology to the former’s long haul road haulage fleet.
BHP Billiton Mining Area C was again recognised, with a highly commended certificate for its much safer conveyor belt-changing method.
Finalists were: BHP Billiton Mining Area C, Chain of Responsibility Australia, Qube Bulk and Seeing Machines, RoadSafety Training Services (RTS) and Australian Diversified Engineering (ADE), TUNRA Bulk Solids.
The winner of the Supplier of the Year category was Brisbane-based engineering and fabrication company Engineering Applications (ENAP) which has recently delivered several breakthrough contracts, including provision of a new grain shiploader to Queensland Bulk Terminals at Murrarie in Brisbane.
Finalists were: Container Rotation Systems, Engineering Applications (ENAP), Mato Australia, Pneuvay Engineering, Qube Bulk
In the Bulk Handling Facility of the Year (Resources and Infrastructure) category, the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) was the winner, the judges wowed by the $3bn, state-of-the-art coal terminal near Gladstone.
Schenck Process Australia was highly commended for its train load-out system for BMA’s Caval Ridge mine in Queensland.
Finalists were: Allied Grain Systems, Engineering Applications (ENAP), Newcastle Agri Terminal, Schenck Process Australia, Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET).
The Bulk Handling Facility of the Year (Manufacturing and Processing) category was won by Kockums Bulk Systems for its provision of process equipment to a new Sanitarium plant for production of a new line of gluten-free Weet-Bix.
The finalists were: Kockums Bulk Systems, Tyrecycle.
Sponsor for the Awards, on the tenth running of the event, were: Bentley Systems, Bonfiglioli Transmission Australia, Control Systems Technology, Huadian Heavy Industries, Schenck Process Australia, and Tenova Australia.
Judges for the event were: Associate Professor Peter Wypych of the University of Wollongong; Associate Professor Craig Wheeler of the University of Newcastle; Mike Anderson of GEA-Nucon; and Ivan Price of Kockums Bulk Systems.