The Newmont Tanami Power Project!

19 June 2019

MMC’s alliance partner for projects throughout the Northern Territory, Valmec, secured a significant amount of work on this project.

We were very proud to support this project due to the fact that this was for a mining customer that MMC have been dealing with for more than 20 years.

It’s fantastic that the first project MMC & Valmec worked on together was both Mining and Oil & Gas, this is symbolic of where we can go in the future.


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It has been a busy day down here at the MMC-Valmec Stand, in the conventions centre, for the NT Resource week.
We have MMC’s General Manager and Business Development Manager down here alongside Valmec’s Regional Manager.

Make sure to pop in and have a chat if you are around, don't forget to grab yourself a stubby cooler and coffee cup warmer! 


Last night MMC-Valmec hosted an event to welcome in the NT Resource Week and it has certainly set the scene for the week to come. It was a great night of networking, pizza and of course the odd cocktail. We would like to thank Frankie’s for the great food & venue and of course all of you who attended we hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did!

We are looking forward to catching up with you over the coming days. 


It was a great turn out Monday night at the Energy Club’s, Meet The Buyer event that was held at the Mindil Beach Casino. With a total of 40 local businesses meeting with 30 operators and Tier 1 customers, great conversations were had and many opportunities were identified for the future. Owen Pike and Andrew Meany were there representing MMC/Valmec alongside Michael Pike & Matt Hammond who were representing MMC Australia. We are looking forward to what will be a great week ahead, spending it at the NT Resource week!

MMC’s alliance partner for projects throughout the Northern Territory, Valmec, secured a significant amount of work on this project.

We were very proud to support this project due to the fact that this was for a mining customer that MMC have been dealing with for more than 20 years.

It’s fantastic that the first project MMC & Valmec worked on together was both Mining and Oil & Gas, this is symbolic of where we can go in the future.


MMC would like to give a shoutout to Plan Scan NT!
Clancy & the team at Plan Scan saved the day with a 24hour turn around for a last minute shirt order the other day!
Clancy went out of her way to track down the right ink colour as she did not have it in stock and had the shirts ready for collection right on time.
Huge thanks to Clancy & the team at Plan Scan!!
We recommend Plan Scan if you're looking at getting any Posters, Stickers, Banners etc done.
You can reach them on - (08) 8947 3322
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MMC would like to give a Shoutout to Mark Salmon Electrical!
Mark has continuously been very reliable and quickly makes himself available when needed. One thing that stood out was his motivation to go out of his way to investigate and reassess our Thermographic requirements, going above and beyond a normal role. 
If you’re ever in need of any electrical work, then we recommend you give him a call!
Mark – 0418 855 550 Tuesday night MMC’s General Manager, Owen Pike, attended the SANTOS Function held by APPEA 2019 Conference and Exhibition, in Brisbane. 
And just like the conference it’s self it was great to see and hear that the Northern Territory was the focus of many conversations throughout the night. 
As our GM puts it, “It’s time to put the NT back into saNTos!”
MMC’s General Manager, Owen Pike attended the APPEA Conference in Brisbane today. It was great to hear the Northern Territory being mentioned in many of the speeches throughout the conference.
This year the conference was definitely larger than last year, it was very optimistic to see the operators and suppliers making more of an investment in the conference this year.
Events such as the APPEA conference definitely make the Oil & Gas Industry look like it is on the turn up within Australia!

We’ve recently had an interesting little project happening in our workshop. These Trommels sit at the discharge end of a grinding mill & once installed will be fit-up with screening panels. As the mill discharges, fine product goes through the screens and enters the processing plant, whist larger products are caught and put back through the grinding mill.

Fully Fabricated from Grade 316 stainless steel, these trommels were intentionally made oversized so that the mating flanges could be machined back to ensure millimetre perfect face-to-face dimensions and 100% final fit-up!

A shout out to SLE Engineering who completed the machining aspect utilising their vertical borer as well as MMC’s roll forming, fabrication & welding teams!

Great job to all involved!

MMC's General Manager, enjoyed a night out at the Newmont Tanami 2019 Women in Resources NT Awards Gala Dinner, on Friday Night at SkyCity Casino. The night was in celebration of the people who are making a difference in the Resource Industry. It recognises the high achievements of Women, Men and Companies who are changing the resource industry by ways of a more diverse works force and recognising their contributions.
Congratulations to all the winners and a shout out to Newmont as the major sponsor for 2019.

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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).

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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.