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Aurecon at Mine Site Infrastructure

Brad Jones

Brad Jones14 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 DevencornKen 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.

If you would like to attend, please visit the conference website.

Find out more about our expertise in mining infrastructure and rail.

Alternatively you can also contact Brad or Ken directly on the details below.

Brad Jones
Client Relationship Executive  
T +61 7 3173 8169
M +61 427 564 592

Ken Devencorn
Rail Leader 
T +61 7 3173 8632
M +61 412 523 094

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