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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)

The awards are the only program specifically dedicated to recognising the outstanding achievements and successes of companies across the bulk solids handling sector.

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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FENNER DUNLOP BUILDS LOCAL BRAND THROUGH ACQUISITION

Article published by Australian Bulk Handling Review

Fenner Dunlop Australia has acquired a local designer and manufacturer of pulleys and bulk handling equipment. William Arnott speaks to Tim Cleine, Operations Manager at CPA, to find out why.

By 2008, the mining and resources boom was in full swing. Despite the global financial crisis affecting most major markets, Australia managed to avoid the brunt of its impact. According to the Reserve Bank of Australia, this was partly due to increased investment in the sector as well as sizeable resource exports to China.

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FENNER DUNLOP WINS AUD$16 MILLION SOUTH FLANK CONTRACT

Fenner Dunlop has secured the contract to manufacture and deliver the Overland Conveyor Belt package to BHP’s South Flank project in Western Australia. 

Fenner Dunlop's ability to manufacture locally in Western Australia and its proximity to South Flank is a vital component of the partnership. Fenner Dunlop will provide approximately 50km of a low rolling-resistance conveyor belt representing the largest order for Fenner Dunlop’s Kwinana plant in almost ten years.  

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NEW PORT KEMBLA BRANCH IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!

To mark the opening of the new, strategically important branch, Fenner Dunlop celebrated the occasion with an Open Day event for customers, business partners and suppliers.

The decision to relocate the branch to Port Kembla is a further example of Fenner Dunlop's ongoing commitment and growing presence in the Wollongong region and the growing popularity and demand for Fenner Dunlop products and services.

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SPLICE WITHOUT A KNIFE

Article published by AGL

Can you do a splice without a knife? That was the question put to Belle Banne employees at Loy Yang following a spate of knife-related injuries within parent company Fenner Dunlop.

A Belle Banne workgroup at Loy Yang came up with innovative solutions,  eliminating the use of all blades when working on conveyers, revolutionising the industry. 

 

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FIVE TIMES THE STRENGTH-TO-WEIGHT RATIO OF STEEL CORD BELTING

Article published by Australian Mining

In search of the best belting solutions, Fenner Dunlop welcomes the opportunity to work with clients to identify customer specific applications to optimise their conveyor performance.

In responding to a problem faced by an iron ore company in the Pilbara, Western Australia, Fenner Dunlop has developed a solution to reduce the overall belt weight and deliver increased cover thicknesses in a high abrasion environment.

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KORDFLEX® - THE RIGHT CONVEYOR BELT FOR THE JOB

Article published by Australian Bulk Handling Review

Reducing belt downtime was high on the priority list for an iron ore mining company in the Pilbara. It had recently extended the shut frequency, however its 28/7 covered steel cord belt construction fell short of its historical two shut rotation changeout target.

The company’s lifecycle had been previously improved by increasing cover thickness on traditional steel cord construction, but an ever increasing need to reduce shut frequency, eventually the belt reached a point where the machine had reached the original equipment manufacturer’s design capacity.

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BELLE BANNE CONVEYOR SERVICES ACQUIRES CONVEYOR PULLEYS AUSTRALIA

We are pleased to announce that effective 7 January 2019, Belle Banne Conveyor Services Pty Ltd (“BBCS”) has acquired the business of Conveyor Pulleys Australia (“CPA”), from Longship Enterprises Pty Ltd.

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