Engineering Excellence Awards 2009 - High Commendation

Inete has once again featured in the Engineers Australia 2009 Engineering Excellence Awards in the category of Small Business Ventures. We were awarded a High Commendation for our efforts on the Goonyella Riverside Train Loadout Project.

Inete had the task of designing the commissioning documentation and managing its implementation, to enhance the capabilities of the existing Train Loadout. Inete provided a one stop shop commissioning solution for all aspects of the mechanical, electrical and civil disciplines.

The successful commissioning of the TLO was a result of careful planning and the employment of adequate commissioning processes by Inete. This highlights the kind of contribution engineers working in a small company can make to Australia’s prosperity and living standards.

This is an excellent result backing up from category wins in the 2007 and 2008. See Booklet

Engineering Excellence Awards 2008 - High Commendation

Inete has once again featured in the Engineers Australia 2008 Engineering Excellence Awards in the category of Control Systems & Small Business Ventures. We were awarded a High Commendation for our efforts on the Dragline 23 shutdown of June / July 2007 working for BMA. See Booklet

We provided project management, boom raise and lowering support and shutdown electrical engineering, but the main area of excellence attributed to this award was the refinement of the control systems on the machine both in hardware and software to enhance operator control, enunciation and functionality.

This is an excellent result following out category win in the 2007 awards for our efforts in the Dragline 41 relocation project from the US to Blackwater, also for BMA.

Engineering Excellence Awards 2007 - Winner

Inete is proud to be the winner of the 2007 Engineers Australia Queensland Division Small Business Ventures/Projects Award. To meet rapidly growing demand for coal from Asia and other markets, one of the largest coal producers in Australia, BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), sourced a Marion 8200 dragline in the USA, disassembled it and shipped it to their Blackwater Mine in Central Queensland. See Booklet

Inete was contracted to provide complete electrical project management for the machine’s relocation and reassembly. This was an A$20m contract within an overall A$92m project. The electrical project involved a total redesign of ‘Dragline 41’s’ on-board electrical power and control systems – including provision for progressive automation – employing state-of-the art technology, equipment and software. This has made the machine unique in Australia and one of the most advanced operating in any coal mine in the world.

Key design features include a central programmable logic controller (PLC), the installation of more powerful DC motors and generators, comprehensive and configurable data acquisition system, and a distribution system designed to improve performance, reduce costs and enhance safety. It is estimated these innovations will raise Dragline 41’s output capacity by 15%. The electrical design allows for easy addition of the Universal Dig & Dump (UDD) technology capable of lifting productivity by a further 20% to 30%, and readies the machine for remote operation or full automation as these technologies become available.