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FENNER DUNLOP ELECTRIFIES AUSTRALIAN MINES

Article published by Australian Mining

Fenner Dunlop is a valued supplier of materials handling, mechanical and electrical services for many Australian mining companies. However, the company considers itself to be more of a partner than supplier.

Since acquiring Australian Conveyor Engineering (ACE) in 2012, Fenner Dunlop has become recognised for a service portfolio that includes ACE’s 25-plus years of experience in conveyor design, manufacturing and installation abilities.

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COVID-19 – FENNER DUNLOP SUPPLY AND PEOPLE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

Fenner Dunlop Australia continues monitoring and preparing for the impact of COVID-19 on this country. This action has been undertaken by the Management teams of Fenner Dunlop since early February 2020 and includes the establishment of a Crisis Management Team (CMT) to oversee and manage this ever-evolving crisis. The CMT is currently meeting daily to ensure compliance with the measures outlined below and to consider whether further actions are required. 

The purpose of this document is to provide customers with an understanding of the business risks for Fenner Dunlop supply associated with COVID-19 and how they are being managed.

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ROOF-MOUNTED UNDERGROUND CONVEYOR - YES WE CAN!

One of the largest underground longwall coal producers in NSW required a new trunk conveyor to extend the mine. The project was to design a 3.2 km long trunk conveyor system inclusive of all the terminal equipment, from the transfer and impact station through to the drive head, loop take-up, belt maintenance and boot end.

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DURABLE AND CONTINUOUS

Article published by International Mining 

Today’s mining operations want maximum efficiency and durability for their conveyor systems, despite these installations becoming larger and more complex. But the technology and service providers are up to the challenge. 

Paul Moore spoke to David Landgren, Fenner Dunlop Executive Director, about the mining conveyor market and its role as a leading supplier of belting solutions.

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WOLLONGONG EXPANSION FOR FENNER DUNLOP

Article published by The Australian Mining Review

Fenner Dunlop’s NSW branch recently relocated to a massive new facility in Port Kembla, Wollongong, situated on 6000sqm of land with a 1600sqm high roof facility.

The convenient location on 2 Flinders Street, adjacent to the Bluescope Steel Plant, gives the company unparalleled access to the main roads that service the wide variety of Fenner Dunlop’s many clients – from underground mining, coal washeries, steel manufacturing, hard rock mining, quarries, cement mills, foundries, plasterboard manufacturers, coal terminals, tunneling projects and many more.

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FOOTSCRAY – CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF MANUFACTURING

From humble beginnings to becoming a reliable, quality brand, Fenner Dunlop’s Footscray rubber ply belt plant is celebrating eight decades of industry success.

The company's roots can be traced back to 1890 when two British belting tradesmen, Arthur and Charles Hopkins began manufacturing leather belting, not far from the site of today's main plant. They were joined in 1891 by Australian George Odlum. The company of Hopkins Bros. & Odlum prospered during one of the most exciting periods of Australian mining history, making belting for Mt. Morgan in Queensland, Broken Hill in New South Wales, Mt. Lyell and Mt. Zeehan in Tasmania and Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

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SPLICE WITHOUT A KNIFE WINS HIGH FIVE AWARD FROM RIO TINTO IRON ORE AT DAMPIER PORTS

The Knifeless splicing process won the quarterly High 5 award from Rio Tinto Iron Ore at Dampier Ports. There were three winners announced from nominations across all the Iron Ore business units.

In conjunction with external partners and the Health and Safety departments, the Dampier Ports Maintenance team found that the knifeless solution to belt splicing challenges a long-standing perception that splicing belts can only be accomplished using knives.

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SPLICE WITHOUT A KNIFE WINS BEST SOLUTION TO A SPECIFIC WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARD

The WorkSafe Awards celebrate the efforts of Victorian people and organisations in improving workplace health and safety and supporting injured workers’ return to work. Finalists were selected from 219 nominations across nine categories and represent a variety of industries, including construction, transport, retail, local government and health.

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INNOVATIVE TRAIN UNLOADER CONVEYORS DELIVERED TO SADA

Formed in 1991 to undertake contract processing and handling services for the NSW and Australian coal industry, SADA Group operates with extensive experience in every step of the process, from mining and coal preparation through to logistics and shipping.

SADA focus on innovation enables the company to deliver a trouble-free, seamless, integrated solutions on every project. At this time, the challenge was to provide a lower cost-per-tonne alternative to trucking.

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BELT SPLICING IS NOW A TRADE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Fenner Dunlop’s Belt Splicing Traineeship has become trade recognised in Western Australia. This recognition means that now we offer our employees a learning pathway that combines a national certification and trade papers through our Enterprise Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

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BRISBANE OPEN DAY A GREAT SUCCESS

Fenner Dunlop celebrated a new era of manufacturing capability during an Open Day ceremony.

The new Brisbane branch serves as a hub to provide engineered conveyor solutions, field service and after-sales support. It is strategically located less than 8 kilometres east from Brisbane CBD and within 500 metres of the Gateway Bridge.

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LINKING ZINC WITH FENNER DUNLOP’S TOP-TO-TAIL CONVEYOR SYSTEM

Article published by Australian Bulk Handling Review

Fenner Dunlop and Australian Conveyor Engineering have set sail to Singapore to undertake a major conveyor overhaul on the shipping vessel Aburri.

On the banks of the Northern Territory’s McArthur River is the Bing Bong loading facility, one of Australia’s most important sites for zinc and lead exports.

Trucks from the McArthur River Mine carry hundreds of tonnes of bulk concentrate 120 kilometres north, depositing their payload at Bing Bong’s storage shed.

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AUSTRALIAN BULK HANDLING AWARDS 2019 FINALIST

Fenner Dunlop has been named as finalists in the Australian Bulk Handling Awards 2019 under three categories:

    • Excellence in Transport and/or Conveying (Overland Conveyor Belt)
    • Supplier of the Year
    • Bulk Handling Facility of the Year: Manufacturing and Processing (Kwinana)
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NEW KARRATHA WORKSOP NOW OPEN

The new Workshop and Service Centre in Karratha has officially opened its doors, marking our expansion in Western Australia.

Fenner Dunlop has always taken immense pride in being close to the customers, and the new branch is another example of this approach. “A logistic challenge filled with high freight charges required a quick solution for local businesses. We’re proud that our employees, many of who are locals, have been hard at work to make this branch a reality”, said Bradley Dean, Conveyor Components and Asset Manager.

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FENNER DUNLOP OPENS AN IDLER MANUFACTURING PLANT IN BRISBANE

As a long-standing Australian manufacturer of premium conveyor belt and trusted brand in quality products, Fenner Dunlop has taken a significant step forward by adding a new local Idler Manufacturing plant alongside its existing sales, engineering and warehouse operations in Brisbane. 

Fenner Dunlop has designed and supplied conveyor idlers and structures for over 15 years and has vast expertise and experience in this area. Also well-known in the industry for stocking an extensive range of rollers for both surface and underground applications with a wide variety available for existing contracts and customers. 

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FENNER DUNLOP OPENS NEW SALES, SERVICE AND MANUFACTURING CENTRE IN BRISBANE

Fenner Dunlop continues to expand with the opening of its newest location in Brisbane to better serve its valued customers. In addition to the Sales and Marketing office, the branch will also be home to the Service Centre, warehousing and a state-of-the-art Idler plant.

The branch will serve as a hub to provide engineered conveyor solutions, field service and after-sales support. Located less than 8 kilometres east from Brisbane CBD and within 500 metres of the Gateway Bridge, the brand-new facility includes a spacious workshop and covers 3,300m² with the site having a total of 6,053m².

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KWINANA TURNS 10!

In July 2009, Fenner Dunlop opened a A$70 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Kwinana, Western Australia, specifically built for the production of steel cord belting. It represented the largest investment in conveyor belting manufacturer ever made in Australia by any company.

In 2013 another $20 million was invested to install a second press line increasing production capacity and boosting the workforce by 30 per cent.

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FENNER DUNLOP'S WA SERVICE TEAM JOIN DRY JULY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

Participants of Dry July can't drink alcohol for the month, and the purpose of the campaign is to raise funds for cancer support organisations across Australia to help improve patient comfort, care and wellbeing.

Joy Krige, General Manager Service WA, and the WA TEAM are set to take on the challenge together "Taking part in Dry July is a way of raising money for a good cause and encouraging others to be aware of their health. We also enjoy a challenge!", said Joy.

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FENNER DUNLOP CELEBRATES A DECADE AT KWINANA

Article published by Australian Mining

Australia’s mining industry has gone through notable evolution over the past 10 years. From the wax and wane of the nation’s boom to the rise of the driverless truck, the sector has changed considerably.

Conveyor specialist Fenner Dunlop was in on the ground floor of this transition in 2009 when it developed its Kwinana manufacturing plant in Western Australia.

Designed as a manufacturing facility for conveyor belts, the plant was built to accommodate mining clients in the Pilbara region, saving them significant time by being able to order belts from a local supplier.

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MANUFACTURING SUCCESS: FENNER DUNLOP SUPPLIES SOUTH FLANK OVERLAND CONVEYOR

Article published by Australian Bulk Handling Review

Fenner Dunlop speaks to ABHR about how its local manufacturing centre was critical to winning a multimillion-dollar supply contract.

In 2018, BHP approved one of the largest iron ore operations in the world. The $4.7 billion South Flank project is expected to produce 80 million tonnes of iron ore per year and create more 3000 jobs.

It also aims to enhance the average quality of the company’s Western Australian iron ore production from 61 per cent to 62 per cent, and the overall proportion of lump from 25 per cent to around 35 per cent.

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