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

June 7, 2019

Caterpillar 777D dump-truck #16 (nominally 100tonne/50m3 payload) was manufactured in the USA in 2002, bought new by us in 2004, and utilised at Stockton Mine hauling overburden. The engine (model 3508B EUI) is an 8 cylinder, 34.5L, twin-turbo...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

Profile: Ash Oldham – Fabrication Engineer and Auto Enthusiast

April 4, 2019

Ash Oldham has plans to retire this year and through this website we wanted to acknowledge his work in the industry and as a valued member of the Doug Hood Mining crew. Ash is responsible for the steel fabrication associated with building and...Read more

Sumner Road project on video – Christchurch City Council

April 2, 2019

The following is a video record from Christchurch City Council capturing various stages of the Sumner Road project. March 2019 SUMNER ROAD READY TO OPEN – 0:40 Profiles the completed road as an outstanding infrastructure project and 2 days...Read more

Sumner Road project completed and road opened

March 29, 2019

The road connecting Sumner and Lyttelton officially opened today after being closed due to earthquake damage since 2011. The following provides a view of the completed project and our sections of work including a photo gallery of work...Read more

Recent workshop output – refurbished EX1900 rock bucket

March 26, 2019

Recent output from our Westport Workshop is a rebuild of an EX1900 10m3 rock bucket. After many hours digging rock at Stockton Mine our EX1900 rock bucket required refurbishment including new teeth, adapters, and wear package supplied by West-Trak...Read more