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.
SCT Staff Presenting at the 2019 Coal Operators Conference
SCT Geotechnical Engineers , Dr Ken Mills and Ben Blacka presented two papers and Adrian Rippon was a session chairman at the 2019 Coal Operators Conference, held at the University of Wollongong, NSW from 18 – 20 February 2019.
SCT Operations team part of award 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 Directors Yvette Heritage and Ken Mills participated in the 37th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining held in West Virginia during late July, 2018.
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