13 May 2016
Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Mine wins Mining Operation Of the Year
Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek Project near Boggabri in the North West of New South Wales, was yesterday awarded Mining Operation of the Year by NSW Mining, at a gala dinner to recognise excellence in the sector.
Peter Wilkinson, General Manager of Maules Creek, collected the award at NSW Parliament from the Deputy Premier, the Hon Troy Grant MP and the Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, the Hon Anthony Roberts MP. Whitehaven’s Jamie Frankcombe (EGM Operations), Brian Cole (EGM Projects Delivery) and joint venture partner representatives also in attendance to accept the honour.
Whitehaven Coal CEO and Managing Director Paul Flynn said he was proud of the efforts of all Whitehaven employees in making the award possible.
“This is a strong endorsement of the hard work of each and every Whitehaven employee to get the Maules Creek Mine up and running.
“Maules Creek is a big and complex project that we were able to complete substantially ahead of time and under budget. That doesn’t happen with many projects, and is huge feat which the team can be justifiably proud of.
“To receive recognition from your industry peers is especially rewarding’, Mr Flynn said.
“I would like to thank NSW Mining for the award and the Deputy Premier, the Hon Troy Grant MP and the Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, the Hon Anthony Roberts MP for attending the Awards Dining and confirming their support for our industry” Mr. Flynn said.
Also honoured on the night was Ian Lorenz, Statutory Mechanical Engineer at Maules Creek, who was named as finalist in the Young Achiever and was in attendance but sadly didn’t win the overall award.
The NSW Mining 2016 Industry and Supplier Awards, presented by the Deputy Premier, recognise excellence in the sector.
Pictured with the award is: (L/R): Shigenori Suzuki (J Power), Peter Wilkinson ( General Manager Maules Creek), Brian Cole (EGM Projects Delivery), Jamie Frankcombe (EGM Operations), Ian Lorenz (Finalist in Young Achiever category, Statutory Mechanical Engineer, Maules Creek).Back to News