SCT OPERATIONS TEAM PART OF WINNING PROJECT FOR NEW ZEALAND EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY
SCT Operations was engaged by NCTIR to conduct the geotechnical assessment, design, construction supervision and monitoring of four one-way road tunnels totalling approximately 200m in length. The unsupported road tunnels had been initially constructed at least 80 years ago in greywacke rock through narrow headlands adjacent the coast. The tunnels required widening as part of the NCTIR work program to improve clearances for large vehicles and to increase the capacity of the highway. The design requirement called for a 100yr design life of the structural support elements as well as relatively tight construction timeframe to support key road re-opening milestones whilst minimising travel delays to the road users.
SCT are proud to have worked alongside other NCTIR consultants and contractors on an award-winning project.
SCT Staff Explore Ground Control Solutions at The ICGCM 2018, USA
SCT Staff Presenting at Proceedings of the 2018 Coal Operators Conference
SCT consulting staff Mahdi Zoorabadi and Yvette Heritage recently presented papers at the Proceedings of the 2018 Coal Operators Conference held at the University of Wollongong, NSW during 7 – 9th February.
SCT, CSIRO and LKAB Conduct Hydraulic Fracturing Trial in Sweden for Reduction of Mine Seismicity
A team of SCT Engineers led by Dr Rob Jeffrey and Dr Ken Mills travelled to Sweden in May to undertake the first full-scale hydraulic fracturing trial at LKAB’s Kiirunavaara Mine in Northern Sweden. The SCT team consisting of Dr Rob Jeffrey, Dr Ken Mills, Jesse Puller and Kenny Mills worked collaboratively with a team from CSIRO’s Melbourne hydraulic fracturing group and a select group of Engineers from LKAB’s R&D, project and operational rock mechanics departments.
10th MSTS Triennial Conference on Mine Subsidence Supported by strong SCT presence
SCT senior staff Winton Gale, Ken Mills and Yvette Heritage were honoured to present at the 10th MSTS Conference held in Pokolbin, NSW over the 5th – 7th November 2017.
Rib Deformation ACARP Study
SCT have completed successful instrumented rib monitoring programmes at two mines as part of their rib deformation ACARP study
SCT Finalist in the NSW Mining Industry and Supplier Awards 2017
SCT are very proud to have been selected by our peers as a finalist in the “Small Business Achievement” category. For almost 30 years SCT has provided best practice geotechnical solutions to the NSW mining industry – and continue to supply our capability globally. Being recognised in the NSW Mining Awards reaffirms our commitment to the continuing investment in our people, focus on research and addressing key industry issues such as coal-bursts.
SCT are proud to work with a leading mining house in Sweden
One of our Senior Engineering Geologists, Jesse Puller, recently conducted several underground overcore stress measurements at LKAB's Kirunavarra Mine in Northern Sweden. The project forms part of an ongoing campaign between SCT, LKAB and CSIRO which uses our new wireline deployed downhole logger technology to measure 3D in situ stress.
Strata Control Technology Awarded Runner Up at the Australian Technologies Competition with New 3D Stress Measurement System
SCT was awarded runner up in the Energy Resources category at a Gala dinner held in Sydney on Wednesday night.The Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) comprised nearly 170 entrants from across Australia, short-listed initially to 38 semi-finalists, and then to 16 finalists.