CEECing Change Podcast - Episode 2 - CEEC Medal Series - Interviews with 2020 Medal Winners for Operations

Episode 2 2020 Medal Winner Interviews  

In today’s episode of the 2020 CEEC Medal insights series, CEEC Director Simon Hille does an impromptu interview of Operations Medal winners on the occasion of their Medal presentations in North America. You’ll hear from winners Alan Boylston, Kevin Murray, Isaias Arce and Peter Lind, as well as Mark Adams.

Winners of the 2020 CEEC Medal for operations come together after the medal presentation to discuss the inspiration behind their medal win.

  • Simon Hille – VP Technical Services, Eldorado Gold
  • Alan Boylston – VP Process Engineering & Comminution Metso Outotec
  • Kevin Murray – Principal Advisor Metallurgy Newmont*
  • Isaias Arce - Hydrocyclone Process Engineer at Metso Outotec
  • Peter Lind – Director Metallurgy Newmont*
  • Mark Adams – VP Proposals Management at Metso Outotec*
  • Bryan Rairdan – Technical Director Processing at Teck Resources   

*Positions at the time of the medal win

  • The inspiration for the winning paper for their paper titled “Reducing Energy and Water Consumption through Alternative Comminution Circuits”. This was presented at the 7th SAG Conference in Vancouver, Canada, in 2019
  • Ore sorting’s role into the future
  • Technologies that will inform step changes in water and energy efficiency
  • Roadblocks to technological breakthrough
  • Technological challenges around sorting (front end and back end)
  • Developing a mentality of long-term gains
  • Insights on new technologies
  • How the medal winners collaborated on their project
  • Limitations to companies adopting more energy-efficient flowsheets
  • How Metso & Outotec complement each other and new opportunities with the combined company
  • Considerations and trade offs with mega projects