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Aurecon’s bulk handling engineers recognised for outstanding contributions

Tim Plenderleith, Global Market Director – Manufacturing

09 November 2009 - Congratulations to Hugh McKay and Tim Plenderleith who have respectively been named in the inaugural listings for Australia’s Top 20 Bulk Handling Engineers and Top 10 Young Bulk Handling Engineers by the Australian Bulk Handling Review.

The listings were determined by the Australian Bulk Handling Review’s editorial board, in consultation with significant industry figures. The lists include engineers, academics, ‘one-man-bands’ and respected specialists from the front line of the industry.
Hugh was recognised for his 35 years’ experience in the bulk handling business, including his major design roles on cement
 plants in Australia and Ireland and Dalrymple Bay and Abbot Point Coal Terminals. In 2007, Hugh was presented the prestigious Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling Award for his outstanding contribution to the field of bulk materials handling and storage.

Speaking about the recognition, Hugh said; “During my 35 years with Aurecon and its predecessors, I have been fortunate to be part of a team that has delivered many challenging and exciting multidiscipline projects. We have Aurecon’s clients to thank for that as they entrusted us to deliver their projects”

Tim’s managerial work on the Abbot Point Coal Terminal was recognised in his listing of the Top 10 Young Bulk Handling Engineers. Tim was commercial manager for the X21 expansion and was project manager for the design phases of the subsequent X25 and X50 expansions. In 2008, Tim was awarded the A.W. Roberts Award by the Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling for his contribution to the field of bulk materials handling and storage by a young engineer.

“I am extremely honoured to be recognised by the industry in this manner, however our success is continually driven by our talented teams and influenced by the cohesive teamwork we have been able to achieve by breaking down the barriers between regions and delivering projects as a client focused organisation,” Tim said.

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