Asset management and engineering firm Ausenco Rylson has been recognised as a mining industry leader for cost and reliability optimisation, winning the award for Best Cost Saving Initiative at the Queensland Mining Contractors Awards in Mackay last week.
Ausenco Rylson’s innovative optimisation work on MMG’s Century Mine Project was a major contributor to their selection for the prize.
With Ausenco Ryleson’s help, Century achieved lifecycle plant cost savings of more than 17% and was recognised as ‘best in class’ by the award’s judges.
Judges Travor Davies (former CEO for Golding Contractors) and Michael Gray (managing director of Bandanna Energy) said Ausenco Rylson was a standout entry, having demonstrated leading expertise in asset management and optimisation services.
“The entrepreneurial approach adopted shows a contractor with the confidence to back their own performance, leading to significant and mutually beneficial outcomes for both the client and the contractor,” Gray said.
Parent company Ausenco was also recognised at the awards as a finalist, for its work on the Sumitono/VALE’s Issac Plains coal handling and preparation plant.