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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

Stockton Mine – McCabes & Cypress

November 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

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

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

Time-lapse video 1 – 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 utilised 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