An exciting buzz and the power of industry collaboration was evident at the recent CRC ORE Annual Assembly in Australia. Key representatives from researchers, mining and METS companies, and participants from across the broader mining sector attended the event and heard about the latest advances, projects and emerging opportunities.
Along with more than 140 colleagues, CEEC was there catching up on the latest news and engaging with industry leaders. CEO Alison Keogh said she witnessed exciting industry change in action.
“I saw examples of genuine collaboration and these examples are anticipated to deliver real value – from millions to more than $1 billion,” she said.
“CRC ORE Managing Director Ben Adair shared an outstanding South American site case study which had already demonstrated major improvements in energy, water and productivity over three years, with more than $1 billion still to come. This is great stuff.
“I was proud to see CEEC sponsors CRC ORE, Gekko, Orica and Anglo America all present and contributing to this powerful mining-METS-research collaboration. Through their presentations, I could see real leadership being shown by CRC ORE, ‘essential participants’ Teck, Anglo American, Anglo Gold Ashanti, BHP and many other engaged participants and insightful researchers.
“Well done to the leaders and teams driving change, and to all the site staff who are prepared to tackle challenges, support site tests and embrace new practices across the world.”
PHOTO ABOVE: CEEC CEO Alison Keogh (right) catches up with the Orica team – Stephen Boyce, Ashley Petersen and Michael Rothery (past CEEC Medal winner).