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Professor Gus Nathan Opens Maptek Mining Technology Conference Print E-mail
Written by Maptek   
Monday, 28 May 2012

Professor Gus Nathan applauds home grown innovation in the energy sector, especially miners who are increasingly concerned with both supply and consumption of energy. By bringing innovators together, Maptek conferences allow industry professionals to take stock of their challenges and evaluate opportunities within the wider sphere.

Delivering the power address at the Maptek users conference in Adelaide this week, Nathan said that while he travels all over the world to see what clean-energy researchers are doing, there is plenty of potential on our own doorstep.

Professor Nathan’s research at the Centre for Energy Technology at the University of Adelaide includes next generation combustion systems to burn fossil fuels in cleaner and more efficient ways.

CET looks at technologies that enable integration with sustainable Australian energy sources such as coal and solar. By combining them in novel energy systems, the opportunity arises to secure the economic future of our energy intensive mining industry without increasing CO2 emissions.

‘We are looking to establish collaborative areas of research into supplying low-cost, base-load energy sources, especially in relationship to mining and mineral processing operations’, said Nathan.

Maptek is a good example of taking an already great idea and seeing where it leads. Vulcan 3D mine planning and modelling software segued to 3D laser scanning software, then Maptek made a quantum leap into hardware development to optimise the potential of the software technology.

The result is that the only survey hardware built in Australia is found here in Adelaide at Maptek’s Glenside facility. More than 300 laser scanners have been manufactured and sold to mining companies, from the original I-Site 4400 in 2004 to the latest 8800 and 8400 series. Exports account for 60%, while 40% are making survey jobs easier, faster and safer for Australian mining companies.

At the conference Maptek is also showcasing its latest software developments. Vulcan 64-bit allows operations to get the most out of their huge volumes of data. Eureka is revolutionising the use of seismic data in exploration and BlastLogic is in the final stages of user acceptance testing with development partner BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance.

The Maptek conference is being held over three days in the National Wine Centre in Adelaide, South Australia, with more than 100 attendees from Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand and North America.

World respected mining technology provider, Maptek will also host conferences in 2012 in Denver in October, and Viña del Mar in December.

About Maptek
Maptek has been developing 3D software and hardware for more than 30 years. Maptek Vulcan™ 3D mine planning and modelling package, has more than 6000 licences installed around the world. I-Site™ hardware and software technology provides the best survey solutions for mining and forensic market. BlastLogic™ blast accuracy management system optimises the recovery of minerals and streamlines blast processes. Maptek products are in use at over 1200 sites worldwide, supported by 400 staff in 14 offices.

 
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