Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Design, Construction and Maintenance of Mining Assets

Start time: 4.30 pm AEST arrival for 5.00 pm AEST start. Join us to hear from industry experts on how we can significantly reduce downtime and replacement costs of mining infrastructure, machinery, and rolling stock.
Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Design, Construction and Maintenance of Mining Assets

Mining is asset-intensive. Mining infrastructure, machinery and rolling stock are at the heart of production. What can we do to reduce downtime and replacement costs as assets succumb to corrosion, impact damage, and wear-and tear?

Join industry experts as they walk us through the right maintenance program, including protective coatings, which can be implemented to protect against corrosion, impact damage and deterioration.

This face-to-face event will be held in Mackay, Queensland.



Mining assets are often susceptible to wear and tear at a higher rate to those in other sectors

Protective coatings, as part of the right maintenance program can reduce downtime and replacement costs

Innovation in maintenance programs, especially the mining industries




4.30pm – 5.00pm Refreshments

5.00 pm - 5.05pm Welcome Address

5.05 pm - 6.00 pm Presentations and Discussion

6.00 pm - 6.30 pm Q & A Session



Stephen Brown
Maintenance Superintendent - CHPP, Glencore

Stephen Brown is a mechanical engineer with over 10 years experience in the coal mining industry in Central Queensland, with close to 9 years onsite at Hail Creek. He is currently the Maintenance Superintendent at the Hail Creek Opencut Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) and has worked across HME Maintenance, reliability, project management and shutdown execution teams.
As the maintenance superintendent, his driving focus is on providing a safe and reliable asset to the CHPP Operations team by ensuring that the maintenance systems and structures support the development and execution of effective maintenance strategies.

Rik Morton
QLD Business Development Manager & Specification Manager, Dulux Protective Coatings

Rik has been with Dulux for 5 years, starting as a technical sales representative in NSW then moving into his new role in QLD. Rik has an extensive background in the application of protective coatings with extensive experience as an applicator servicing industry sectors such as mining, oil and gas, transport, rail, and infrastructure.
This knowledge and experience is invaluable in Rik's current role, being able to understand the system application requirements gives Rik the ability to provide value-added, fit for purpose systems with specification documentation of many major commercial and industrial projects.



Mining Electrical & Mining Mechanical Engineering Society(MEMMES), Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers




PLEASE NOTE: This event is available as a face-to-face event only. 

03 / 06 / 2021 - 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm
Registration Closes
03 / 06 / 2021 05:00 pm
Rydges Mackay Suites
9 Gregory St
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Technical Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
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