Lindisfarne Quarry Operator Wins Innovation Award

Lindisfarne Quarry Operator Wins Innovation Award

Tasmania Minister for Resources Guy Barnett

Tasmanian Quarry Wins National Innovation Award For Downhill Conveyor

Victor P Taffa

A Lindisfarne quarry operator has won a national award for its innovative solution to a challenging problem.

Hanson’s quarry was presented with the Environmental Innovation Award at the Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) Environmental, Health and Safety Awards at a dinner held in Melbourne.

Faced with having to haul rock some 2.5 kms off-road over a steep incline, Hanson came up with a downhill, power-generating conveyor.

The conveyor not only moves rock from a primary crusher to a stockpile, it also generates power for use by other plant on the site.

Turning a liability into an opportunity, Hanson’s solution reduces its environmental impact, with reduced energy usage, reduced fossil fuel use and improved dust and noise emissions.

This is a great example of the innovation that Tasmanian industry is capable of delivering to solve problems and deliver positive outcomes, Minister for Resources Guy Barnett said.

“I congratulate all involved at Hanson on this well-deserved award.” Mr. Barnett said.