Heavy Haul 2012: Don’t miss out!
Australia is set for an unprecedented, $112bn infrastructure boom on the back of the thriving coal and iron ore mining sectors, with the opportunities this investment presents considered game-changing for the industry. With this in mind, the ARA’s Heavy Haul Rail 2012 conference will be held on August 28-29.
Heavy Haul Rail 2012 is a two-day conference and exhibition that will see rail operators and suppliers, resource sector representatives, government officials and infrastructure providers converge to examine mining projects in the pipelines and the subsequent opportunities available for the rail operations and construction industries in the wake of the resources boom.
The Agenda includes:
- Mineral development has less to do with mining than it does with heavy haul rail: Ken Devencorn, Aurecon’s Development Leader Rail, examines rail as critical to minerals development and commercialisation in Australia and in Africa. Case studies on proposed rail projects include the Galilee Basin and Mozambique.
- Case Study: Rail as an essential element of Rio Tinto’s integrated iron ore production process – recent and future rail projects: Insights into Rio Tinto’s operations and subsequent rail requirements from General Manager of the mining giant’s railway Division, Heath Harnden. This session will also look at Rio Tinto’s move to automation.
- Case study: Plans for a 282km heavy haul rail network to support Aquila’s West Pilbara mining operations: This session will unearth mining projects in the pipeline at Aquila and rail development plans to support them with API Management Rail and Rolling Stock Manager Graeme Offereins.
- Designing and delivering an outstanding haulage performance - What needs to be done? Director of Pacific National Coal, David Irwin, will share techniques for achieving optimum efficiency for rail operators and their mining customers plus views on the benefits of innovative and flexible rail haulage operations.
- Pre-conference workshop August 2: Automating Heavy Haul Rail Operations.
Led by Workshop Chair and Director of the Centre for Railway Engineering Professor Colin Cole, take an in-depth look into the benefits and practicalities of implementing the automation of heavy haul rail operations. Join industry experts to discuss:
• Why automation for heavy haul? Examining the potential and proven benefits of automating heavy haul rail operations
• Architectural considerations for the implementation of heavy haul automation
• Keeping commodities on the move through innovative locomotive design.
150+ delegates have already registered to attend the Heavy Haul Rail conference.Organisations that already confirmed their attendance at Heavy Haul 2012 include:
- Abigroup Contractors
- Leighton Contractors
- Fortescue Metals Group Limited
- Rio Tinto Iron Ore
- Downer Rail
- Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd
- Fortescue Metal Group
- GHD Pty Ltd
- Hyder Consulting Pty Ltd
- BHP Billiton Iron Ore
- Electro Motive Diesel
- Siemens Ltd
- Ansaldo STS Australia Pty Ltd
- Worley Parsons
- John Holland
- Thales Australia
- Downer Australia
ARA HEAVY HAUL RAIL 2012
28th & 29th August, Newcastle City Hall
(+61 2) 9080 4307
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