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Situation vacant – Welder/Engineer/Line-borer

August 12, 2019

We have a vacancy for a Welder/Engineer/Line-borer in our Westport Workshop • work for a contractor with the capacity and track record to deliver projects safely and successfully. • support a well maintained fleet of heavy mining machinery in...Read more

Situation vacant – Heavy Diesel Mechanic

August 12, 2019

We have a vacancy for a Heavy Diesel Mechanic based at Stockton Mine. work for a contractor with the capacity and track record to deliver projects safely and successfully. work on a well maintained fleet of heavy mining machinery in the best part...Read more

ADT fleet renewal to reinforce West Coast contract mining services

August 8, 2019

Our contract mining fleet at Stockton Mine gets another two new Volvo A45G articulated dump trucks: #T76 built Jan 2019, #T77 built Mar 2019. Pre-delivery mine specification checks before delivery to Stockton Mine as fleet replacements. This will...Read more

Stockton Mine – McCabes & Cypress

August 5, 2019

McCabes is a group of coal bearing and mined out blocks onto which a coal fines storage structure, haul road and stormwater sump will be built. Cypress is a coal block requiring overburden excavation and hauling to stockpile.  ...Read more

Recent workshop output – 777D engine rebuilt & ready for the next install

June 7, 2019

Caterpillar 777D dump-truck #16 (nominally 100tonne including 50m3 payload) was manufactured in the USA in 2002, bought new by us in 2004 and put to work at Stockton Mine carting overburden. The engine (model 3508B EUI) is an 8 cylinder, 34.5L...Read more

McConnell Dowell-Sumner Road wins NZ Minerals Sector 2019 Award

June 5, 2019

McConnell Dowell Constructors (MCD) was presented with the Health and Safety Initiative Award at the NZ Minerals Forum 2019 Awards evening. Their winning entry was the Sumner Road Geotechnical Remediation: Rockfall Risk Management System, a...Read more

Time-lapse video – quarry stockpile earthworks-6 weeks work in 60 seconds

May 31, 2019

Check out this time-lapse video taken by McConnell Dowell Constructors of Doug Hood Mining Ltd reshaping the overburden stockpile in the Gollans Bay Quarry below Evans Pass, Christchurch. This stockpiled material was excavated during our...Read more

Time-lapse video – catchbench earthworks-6 months work in 2min 28sec

May 31, 2019

Check out this time-lapse video taken by McConnell Dowell Constructors of Doug Hood Mining Ltd excavating the rock-fall catchbench above Sumner Road, Christchurch. This video starts about a week into the catchbench excavation and ends several weeks...Read more

Stockton Mine SN14 overburden stripping contract

May 10, 2019

In early 2018 Doug Hood Mining Ltd was awarded the contract to strip 1.0 million bcm of overburden from the SN14 block at Stockton Mine. The volume was increased in late 2018 to 1.5 million bcm extending work to mid-2019. This work utilises 40, 120...Read more

IT’S A BLAST – Doug Hood Mining Ltd features on Demolition NZ

April 8, 2019

The Broadcast Media NZ team filmed one of our construction blasts during the project to excavate a catchbench above Sumner Road, Christchurch, as part of the road reopening works for Christchurch City Council and New Zealand Transport Agency. The...Read more