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12 March 2013 - Tony Richardson and Ian Ruthenberg will be sharing insights on the potential financial and profit gains of integrated automated infrastructure, and designing a system architecture that meets automation objectives at Mining IQ's Mine Site Automation & Communication conference.

Automation of mining, processing and transportation is becoming increasingly more attractive as companies seek to maximise safety and returns from resources of reducing grade in competitive, fast-paced global markets.

Ian’s presentation, designing a system architecture to meet your business and automation objectives, will focus on:

·     Enabling automation and optimisation through architecture design

·     Designing a system architecture for information flow

·     Network design for scalability, flexibility and security

·     Balancing IT and mine technicians’ roles and responsibilities

Anthony’s presentation, understanding the impact integrated infrastructure networks can have on increasing your productivity and profits, will cover:

·     Creating functional working relationships between resource developers, rail and port authorities to create synergy amongst infrastructure operations

·     Understanding the financial and profit gains of an integrated automated infrastructure network for your mine site

·     Increasing the efficiency and load of automated trains

The Mine Site Automation & Communication conference will focus on the implementation of proven operational strategies to reduce costs and increase return on investment. It will take place at the Hilton Hotel, in Brisbane, from 12 - 14 March 2013.

Aurecon has a proven history in pit to port infrastructure, with global expertise in the planning, design and construction management of world-class material handling facilities and supporting infrastructure.

Designing a system architecture to meet your business and automation objectives

Presented by: Ian Ruthenberg

Conference day one: Tuesday 12 March 2013 at 16:50

Understanding the impact integrated infrastructure networks can have on increasing your productivity and profits

Presented by: Anthony Richardson

Conference day two: Wednesday 13 March 2013 at 11:30

Ian Ruthenberg

About Ian
Ian is Aurecon’s Industrial Control Systems Leader. He has over 14 years of experience in the design, implementation and commissioning of electrical and control systems projects in the manufacturing, mining/mineral processing, and water utilities industries. His work spans control systems team management, project management and supervision of control system projects, as well as detailed design, specification, verification, programming and commissioning of PLC/SCADA based control systems.


Tony Richardson

About Anthony
Tony has a long history in the industrial electrical and automation industry. He has significant experience in managing the design and application of electrical, control and process systems across various industry sectors including mining, port operations and rail (rolling stock). Most recently, Tony has been responsible for the management of all aspects of delivery of engineering for the Electrical, Control Systems and Early Works components of BMA’s Hay Point Port Expansion Project Stage 3.

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

If you are unable to attend, please visit Aurecon’s mining infrastructure services page to find out more about our offerings or contact us on the details below.

For further information, please contact:

Ian Ruthenberg
Technical Director
T +61 7 3173 8052
M +61 466 149 537

Anthony Richardson 
Technical Director
T +61 7 3167 5882
M +61 466 136 935

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