Newly appointed Managing Director
We are pleased to announce Yvette Heritage as our new Managing Director at SCT Operations. Yvette officially stepped into the role from 1st July 2022.
As Managing Director, Yvette will provide leadership and direction, while building on her strong track record of 17 years as a geotechnical engineer.
Mine Subsidence Technological Society
That's a wrap! The Mine Subsidence Technological Society (MSTS) conference has finished up for 2022. This years theme was Subsidence Engineering - From Art to Science and had full program of presentations around recent developments in mine subsidence from technical specialists including case studies.
Core sample of hydraulic fracture
As part of the characterisation work for the CSIRO Mineback Project at Northparkes Mine in NSW, Ken Mills and Jesse Puller of SCT Operations carried out two ANZI overcore measurements from underground to characterise the in situ stresses in three dimensions.
Women in STEM - Sandali Yaddehige encourages young women to "go for it"
Sandali Yaddehige is a third-year double major mining and civil engineering student at Wollongong University and recently worked with SCT as an intern. Sandali encourages young women to “go for it” if they are considering a career in STEM or engineering. She describes the opportunities available as exciting, and she has met inspirational people in her studies and career journey so far.
The Missing Link - Forensic Engineering
As part of a subsidence assessment and other mining approval process requirements for a multi-seam mining operation, SCT has undertaken research in the reliability of the historical mine plan records for this triple seam site.
Australian Mining Review - June 2021 Edition
SCT had the opportunity to feature in the June edition of the Australian Mining Review. Titled "Solid as a Rock" it's a deep dive into the instrumentation SCT provide to the mining and civil industries.
Pike River Mine Re-Entry Update
On the 17th of February 2021 the Pike River Recovery Agency reached the roof fall in the Pike River Mine Re-entry project. SCT personnel, including Stuart MacGregor and Chris Lee, have been working closely with the PRRA and other technical experts towards this significant milestone. This is the culmination of three years of planning and execution.
A message from SCT’s Managing Director - COVID-19 Response
A message from SCT's Managing Director, Stuart MacGregor, regarding the many necessary steps that SCT Operations has undertaken as the Covid-19 pandemic progresses. In these uncertain times, our approach has been to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff, clients and broader community. In doing so, this will help us to ensure that we continue a “business as usual” model for our ongoing consulting and instrumentation business.
Methodology Development for Documented, Salvage, and Relocation of Native Grinding Marks
As modern life encroaches archaeological sites, salvage and relocation of stone hosted sites is becoming a frequent disruption. Luc Daigle, Senior Engineering Geologist at SCT presented the Methodology Development for Documented, Salvage and Relocation of Native Grinding Grooves.
Pike River Mine Re-entry - Recovery Process Begins
The Pike River Recovery Agency has embarked on the Drift Recovery Phase – with the initial manned re-entry to the mine taking place on Tuesday 21st May.