Redefining project success: Innovation and collaboration for minerals processing challenges, MetPlant 2019, Perth, in September

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Join CEEC directors Joe Pease and Greg Lane, Newmont’s Aidan Giblett, SMC Test developer Dr Steve Morrell and others at MetPlant 2019 in Perth.

The keynote speakers will address minerals processing challenges and possible solutions, particularly around innovation and collaboration. Conference organisers said the keynotes would redefine “the measurements used to evaluate project success in this modern era.”

MetPlant 2019 will immediately precede the WorldGold 2019 Conference this year. MetPlant 2019 Abstracts were released last month. You can view them here.

Conference Convenor and AusIMM President Janine Herzig said MetPlant 2019 would continue to build on the tradition of promoting and imparting knowledge of world’s best practice in metallurgical plant design and operation.

“Since 2002, this conference has brought together a broad range of disciplines from across the minerals industry involved in the ‘whole of life’ planning and operation, (from design and maintenance engineers, operations managers, planning engineers, metallurgists and process engineers, environmental specialists, equipment suppliers, service providers and consultants) to discuss and review developments in metallurgical plant design and the optimisation of operations,” she said.

“With a diverse conference program across a range of processes and commodities, case studies and discussion of world’s best practice in plant design, plant operations, care and maintenance, and closure strategies.”

Keynote addresses will be presented by:

  • Joe Pease, Mineralis
  • Dr Kathy Ehrig, BHP
  • Greg Lane, Ausenco
  • Emeritus Laureate Professor John Ralston, the University of South Australia
  • Aidan Giblett, Newmont
  • Dean David, Wood
  • Steve Morrell, SMC Testing
  • Peter Munro, Mineralis.

JP Franzidis will deliver the GD Delprat Distinguished Lecture on Sunday 8 September.

MetPlant 2019 is organised around eight sessions:

The conference has 10 themes targeting multidisciplinary sectors across the mining industry:

  • Mineral processing
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Biometallurgy
  • Pyrometallurgy
  • Water and tailings management
  • Emissions management
  • Maintenance and optimisation
  • Plant control and energy efficiency
  • Management strategies
  • Solid-liquid separation

Workshops / field trips

  • Mental health – Managing risks, supporting employees and maximising productivity, Thursday 12 September
  • Gold processing course: Current and emerging technologies and their practical application in gold processing, Saturday 14 September.
  • Field trips to Boddington gold mine and the Perth Mint, Saturday 14 September.

Further details

  • 9-10 September 2019
  • Crown Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood
  • More information here.
  • Conference agenda here.
  • Register here.
  • Joe’s abstract here.
  • Greg’s abstract here.

Caption: (L-R) Dr Steve Morrell, Joe Pease, Greg Lane and Aidan Giblett.