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NT Business for Onshore Gas Forum

23 March 2018

Yesterday afternoon managers and directors from MMC headed to the ‘NT Business for Onshore Gas Forum’ at the Sky City Beachside Pavilion, for a discussion around the development of the onshore gas industry. The event started with a presentation on the Economic Benefits of Onshore Gas Development by Tim Radburn, Managing Director of Pangaea and was followed by a panel session hosted by Nigel Adlam from TerritoryQ and featuring and Owen Pike – MMC’s General Manager, along with Kim Hill – Yingwati, Terry Mills - Independent MLA, Matthew Doman – APPEA and Damian Hale – AWU

You can see photos on our Facebook & LinkedIn pages.  

You can watch the full forum on Frack Facts Facebook page.

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MMC is proud to advise that we have been chosen by a local mining company as the head contractor for a large refurbishment scope in an upcoming shutdown. The scope is the critical path for the shutdown so it’s great to see the confidence in MMC to deliver. 
MMC has put together a team of over 50 personnel, all are Territorians, consisting of a range of trades. 
As well as training & upskilling of local employees, all of the equipment, tooling, materials and safety gear will come through our local supplier network.

MMC would like to thank the NT Mining Industry for their trust & continued support, it is an investment in the local industry that flows through to our local suppliers and our local people.

MMC have recently donated $800 to Paul, a great guy doing a fantastic thing, we are proud to have contributed to this fundraiser to fight Cancer!
Paul Campbell aimed to walk 750km and to raise $7000 in the month of march, he smashed his goals, walking over 750km and raising over $10,000.

“Sadly cancer still takes too many of us. Research sees more people than ever survive but we’ve still a way to go. And I need your help to beat cancer. It’s going to be a challenge, but it’s nothing compared to those who experience cancer.
Please sponsor me today to support my challenge if you are able to and join me in telling cancer where to go! Your donation will help our local Cancer Council support those affected right now and fund world changing research to help more people survive.”
Paul Campbell

There are plenty more like him doing great things, check out the site if you’re interested in donating!

Yesterday afternoon managers and directors from MMC headed to the ‘NT Business for Onshore Gas Forum’ at the Sky City Beachside Pavilion, for a discussion around the development of the onshore gas industry. The event started with a presentation on the Economic Benefits of Onshore Gas Development by Tim Radburn, Managing Director of Pangaea and was followed by a panel session hosted by Nigel Adlam from TerritoryQ and featuring and Owen Pike – MMC’s General Manager, along with Kim Hill – Yingwati, Terry Mills - Independent MLA, Matthew Doman – APPEA and Damian Hale – AWU

You can see photos on our Facebook & LinkedIn pages.  

You can watch the full forum on Frack Facts Facebook page.

If chemical corrosion or wear abrasion is causing issues then rubber lining could be the solution for you.  MMC Australia has been rubber lining locally for over 10 years & we stock a range of grades & thickness for a variety applications.  

Here is another project which we’ve just finished,  9 qty large diameter spools with all internals and flange facing rubber lined with 6mm 38duro for abrasion resistance.

MMC Australia, proudly local & servicing the top end for over 20 years.

Toni Crew started with MMC in 2011 as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant. Progressively her role grew taking on other areas of the business such as administration, marketing and business development which led to a promotion to HR & BD Manager in 2013. We are happy to announce that Toni has again been promoted, this time to MMC’s Business Manager. In her new role she will be involved in all areas of business side and heading up Human Resources , Labour hire, Accounts and more.
MMC would like that thank Toni for her exceptional work and time put into helping MMC grow over these last 7 years.
Congratulations Toni, a title well deserved!
MMC has been supplying our full range of services to Newmont Tanami for over 15 years, including offsite fabrication, mechanical fitting, machining, rubber lining, project management and labour hire.
Last week MMC’s Mining Manager Shaun James visited the Tanami’s processing plant and caught up with core personnel and MMC staff whilst on site.
The directors, management & staff of MMC would like to thank the team at Newmont for their support and we look forward to continuing our long term relationship for many years ahead.
Last week MMC’s General Manager Owen Pike and HR&BD Manager Toni Crew had the opportunity to visit McArthur River Mine in the remote Gulf of Carpentaria, NT. While onsite they were able to meet up with General Manager Sam Strohmayr, and other department personnel utilizing MMC’s engineering and labour hire services. It was also a great opportunity to catch up with the MMC team currently on shift. A worthwhile and welcoming trip and MMC look forward to continuing our relationship with Glencore - McArthur River Mining. MMC’s General Manager Owen Pike has been nominated to the Management Committee of Territory Proud this week. This adds to Owens current role as Chair of the NT Manufacturers Council, where a strong advocacy and lobbying focus has been on the local content issues in the NT. Territory Proud is an independent community support organisation dedicated to promoting NT businesses as a first choice for consumers whether they be private, business or government. Territory Proud celebrate the achievements of businesses that operate in the Northern Territory, employ Territorians and utilize local goods and services.

MMC are pleased to advise that we are now able to complete in-house training for accredited Confined Space & Working at Heights certification. The goal of this initiative is to add more value to our personnel supply business and to ensure our employees further meet the clients’ needs.

MMC in partnership with RTO provider, Total Safety Solutions will be able to deliver Working Safely at Heights, Confined Space Entry and Gas Test Atmosphere certification to the required standards. And our recruitment consultant, Mr. Paul Fuller will be conducting the courses.

 Training will be available for any MMC personnel to fulfil short term and shutdown requirements, as well as to invest in our long-term personnel and will be provided to our client at no extra charge to our normal services.

Additional to this new training capability MMC is also committed to maintaining a growing apprentice programme and regular high risk training to support our entire engineering and Labour hire services.

 If you do have any queries in regards personnel, training or our services, please do not hesitate to contact any other member of our Labour Hire team on 8947 0777.

 

Waste Bins are something that have been imported into the NT for a long time. MMC with the support of VTG Waste & Recycling have taken the opportunity to manufacture more than 100 waste bins as a trial to see if it is feasible to do so on an ongoing basis. At this stage, supplying to the NT market does look viable and we can do it competitively as well. More importantly, this work has a very strong content of apprentice labour and can justify the employment of more going forward. It will also increase the amount of material supply and galvanising in Darwin.

 We hope to see other waste companies jump on board.

 

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Aluminium
A native metal is any type of metal that is found in its pure metallic form in nature. While aluminium is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, it only occurs on its own in nature in low oxygen environments inside some volcanoes . The main source of aluminium is bauxite ore, which in turn is composed of minerals such as gibbsite (Al2O3.3H2O), boehmite (Al2O3.H2O) and diaspore. Australia is the biggest producer of bauxite in the world.

Gold is the best-known native metal, found by itself or alloyed with copper or other noble metals like silver, platinum and palladium.

Copper is also found in its pure form, but the majority of copper in Australia is found as copper iron sulfide(CuFeS2) or chalcopyrite. Copper is also found in azurite Cu3(CO3)3 and malachite Cu3(CO3)2.

Native silver oxidises very quickly. Most silver in Australia is found in trace amounts in freibergite, tetrahedrite and pyragyrite in the lead mineral galena (PbS).

Uranium.
Australia has approximately 38 per cent of the world's recoverable deposits of uranium and we are world's third largest producer of uranium after Canada and Kazakhstan.

We also have the world's largest deposits of brown coal, lead, rutile, zircon, nickel, tantalum, and zinc.

Australia has the world's second largest reserves of bauxite behind the Republic of Guinea, and the world's second largest deposit of gold, equal with Russia.

We rank fourth in the world for iron ore deposits behind the Ukraine, Russia and China. We rank third in production behind Brazil and China and are the world's largest exporter of iron ore.

Follow this Facebook page for the truth about fracking in the NT. Read the facts for yourself to make up your mind

These are just some of the reasons we need it;

1. To improve the current state of the economy so we can help reduce the number of businesses closing their doors

2. To stop the falling prices of our homes

3. To have private industry invest into the NT rather than constantly relying on Government.

4. To give our kids future prosperity and the choice to stay in Darwin to study and work and to give locals pathways for work right now.

5. To increase our population so we continue to receive some level of GST, the formula is set in stone. 

6. To ensure the revenue comes back into the NT and not into Canberra or overseas like other major projects have done in the past.

7. Onshore Gas will provide power to nearby communities and stations. (Currently, QLD power grid stops at the NT/QLD border and the NT power grid stops at Mataranka.

8. Fracking will open the door to 1,500 jobs  for locals here in the NT. 

All the reports and history proves fracking of natural shale gas (not coal seam or oil) has not had any water contamination incidents. NSW Chief Scientist reviewed the evidence from 2.5 million fracking wells around the world and failed to identify a single case of contaminating ground water. 

This is a fasinating mine, not only for its size but how they had to deal with freezing temperatures when it was operational. 

Mirny Mine is the world’s biggest Diamond mine, at 525 meters in depth and 1,200 meters in diameter, it is the 2nd largest excavated hole in the world and the 4th deepest. Diamonds were first discovered in 1955 and while it’s no longer operational, when it was it took 2 hours for trucks to drive from the bottom to the top.
The temperatures in winter were so cold that the entire mine had to be covered completely overnight to stop machinery from freezing. They encountered numerous problems throughout winter like, oil freezing, steel and car tyres shattering.

 Check out this video to see how the mining industry has been running in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia.

 

Beach Energy has entered into an equity deal over two prospects at the Ironbark offshore gas project in the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Click here article for the full story.