Mining

SOTO Structural Engineering Supports Bass Point Quarry Expansion

Posted on February 16, 2018

The Bass Point Quarry has been supplying high-quality basalt material to NSW markets for more than 80 years. Under operator Hanson Australia, the quarry produces around 1.5 million tonnes of construction aggregates, including crushed rock, sand, gravel, crusher dust, road base, and premixed concrete. A new $100 million expansion, nearing completion, will see production rise […]

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“SWIFTA” Revolutionises Underground Fitting of Solid Filled Wheels in Mining

Posted on June 9, 2017

As an organisation that looks to the future, SOTO Consulting Engineers have committed to evolving the reputation of mining as a hazardous industry by upgrading mine operations to a new level of safety and efficiency. SOTO’s newly innovated Safe Wheel Installation Fitting Transport Appliance (SWIFTA) has been developed in consultation with coal mine operators to […]

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SOTO TOW HITCH DELIVERS TOWING SAFETY IN UNDERGROUND MINES

Posted on February 10, 2017

In 2011 SOTO Consulting Engineers set out to use their 20 years of experience in mechanical engineering and heavy industry, to improve safety in the underground mine environment. Working closely with the mining industry, underground towing was identified as an area where significant safety improvements could be delivered through a better engineered shuttle car towing […]

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