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Stockton Mine – Earth dam and stormwater sump update

July 12, 2021

The earth dam and stormwater containment sump under construction by Doug Hood Mining Ltd at Stockton Mine are nearing completion The 610,000 bcm engineered embankment is approximately 90% complete. With a final crest level of RL737m, the...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

Vacancies – Stockton Mine based Field Service Mechanic & Westport based Mechanic / Engineer

March 31, 2021

Two permanent full-time positions, one in our Stockton Mine workshop & one in our Westport workshop. Focused on maximising fleet availability for a busy contract mining operation. Based on a 5-on 2-off roster with some Saturday work as...Read more

Expression of interest – Experienced machine operators

October 14, 2020

We seek expressions of interest from experienced heavy earthmoving operators for our Stockton Mine project near Westport • work for a contractor with the capacity and track record to deliver projects safely and successfully. • work with a fleet...Read more

Stockton Mine – Fines retention dam

August 31, 2020

In early 2020 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...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

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

Sumner Road time-lapse video 2 – 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