14 June 2012 - At the Mine Site Infrastructure conference Aurecon experts Brad Jones and Ken Devencorn will share insights on strategies to ensure successful infrastructure studies and efficient pit to port infrastructure.
Brad Jones, Client Relationship Executive Resources for Aurecon, will be running a workshop on infrastructure scoping and feasibility studies. The workshop will cover:
The rising cost of infrastructure for new mines and why it is occurring
Examining the strategies to ensure accurate planning and forecasting
Impact of infrastructure costs on new mine development
How to use front End Studies to establish Infrastructure needs
Showcasing successful scoping and feasibility studies.
“Australian Bureau of Statistics figures indicate that infrastructure costs now represent over 75 per cent of the total project cost. Successful mining scoping and feasibility studies deliver actual costs that agree with predicted results,” Brad says.
Ken Devencorn, Aurecon’s Rail Leader will present a case study on efficient pit to port infrastructure. The case study will focus on:
Bulk materials transport options
Trends in heavy haul rail
Whole of supply chain management – heavy haul rail, port, bulk materials handling, and mining working together
Keys to success in efficient pit to port operations
Case Studies and lessons learned – South Africa, Mozambique, Australia
Ken says, “To capitalise on the demand for resources, mining houses are looking for the most efficient ways to increase their mine and port capacity. A perfectly matched combination of infrastructure and transport can help create this efficiency.”
The Mine Site Infrastructure conference is the only event of its kind in WA this year aiming to improve productivity and sustainability through better mine site design and planning. It will take place at the Pan Pacific Hotel, in Perth, Western Australia, from 18 - 20 June 2012.
Aurecon is one of the world’s leading engineering and specialist consultancies on mining infrastructure, with global expertise in the planning, design and construction management of world class material handling facilities and supporting infrastructure.
Workshop A: Infrastructure scoping and feasibility studies Presented by: Brad Jones Monday 18 June, 8:30 – 10:30
Case study: Efficient pit to port infrastructure Presented by: Ken Devencorn Tuesday 19 June, 1:30 – 2:15
About Brad Jones Brad Jones is a highly regarded EPCM specialist with over 35 years of experience in senior executive positions in the mining and infrastructure industry. He has demonstrated track record of successful project delivery across a variety of client and contractor groups both in Australia and Asia.
As a direct result of working for both owners’ and implementation teams, Brad brings a comprehensive understanding of the capital expenditure delivery lifecycle process; from leading studies through to construction management of many large infrastructure projects for some of Australia’s major mining and resource organisations.
About Ken Devencorn Ken Devencorn is Aurecon’s Rail Leader. He has over twenty five years of experience in business and project management and has occupied a number of senior positions in the public and private sectors over the past 15 years, building a strong reputation for delivering complex and difficult projects on time and on budget.
Ken has extensive experience with asset valuation (DORC/ORC), competition reform and competitive access, and rail accreditation including corridor sub-lease.