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New undercarriage for EX1900 production excavator

June 14, 2023

We took the 1900 out of the production fleet for 4 weeks to replace the undercarriage. New undercarriage was fitted by our Stockton-based maintenance crew with assistance from the OEM. Components due were changed out at the same time...Read more

Stockton Mine – Earth dam and stormwater sump

June 12, 2023

The earth dam and stormwater containment sump constructed by Doug Hood Mining Ltd (DHML) at Stockton Mine are complete. With a final crest level of RL737m, the 610,000 bcm dam embankment is 30 metres high. Excavation of the mine...Read more

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Stockton Mine-Field Service Mechanic

June 10, 2023

With a solid programme of work ahead we are looking for another Field Service Mechanic based at our Stockton Mine workshop. Focused on fleet availability for a busy contract mining operation this role is based on a 5-on 2-off roster. The successful...Read more

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Machine Operators for Stockton Mine

June 10, 2023

We want to hear from excavator, dozer and dump truck operators for our Stockton Mine projects near Westport.We pay competitive rates, our work is rewarding and productive, individual strengths and teamwork are valued highly. We develop and maintain...Read more

Kevin Davies – General Manager: happy retirement

September 20, 2021

Kevin is retiring as General Manager and Director after 21 years with Doug Hood Mining Ltd. Kevin joined the Company in 2000 following eight years with Works Civil Construction as Area/Branch Manager of the Rotorua/Eastern Bay of Plenty business...Read more

Gavin Thompson – Heavy Equipment Engineer

April 14, 2021

After a lifetime in the mechanical engineering industry, including the last 14 years with Doug Hood Mining Ltd, Gavin Thompson has decided to retire. However, with a number of restoration projects backed up at home plus being Chief Engineer to the...Read more

Stockton Mine – Fines retention dam

August 31, 2020

In mid 2019 Doug Hood Mining Ltd was tasked with constructing a fines retention dam for BT Mining at Stockton Coal Mine. The dam embankment will require approximately 500,000 m3 of drilled and blasted bulk material excavated with an EX1900 primarily...Read more

Stockton Mine – McCabes, Cypress & EX1900

January 9, 2020

EX1900 production excavator on the move. 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...Read more

Sumner Road – An Award-Winning Project for Head Contractor McConnell Dowell

November 8, 2019

McConnell Dowell Constructors (MCD) has received several awards for the Sumner Road Remediation Project. At the 2019 Civil Contractors NZ Canterbury Awards MCD received two awards including the Hydraulink Fluid Connectors – Health and Safety...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 January 2019, #T77 built March 2019. This will bring our holding of A45Gs to four. Pre-delivery mine specification checks. Ready for...Read more