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Reddale Mine – Completion of 28 month opencast mining contract

March 17, 2014

In October 2011 Doug Hood Mining Ltd (DHML) was selected by Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd (SENZ) to mine the Reddale coal resource. Commencing November 2011 the contract ran for 28 months, concluding February 2014 when SENZ went owner-operator. The...Read more

Komatsu PC1250SP-7 ready for the next big job

July 11, 2013

We recently refurbished the PC1250SP-7 in Christchurch ready for the next big job. Perfectly sized for large civil or mining work PC1250/2 has clocked up 14,500hrs as part of the DHML fleet. Bought new from Komatsu New Zealand in 2004 the...Read more

HSE Officer and mine team meet compliance objectives – Sarah’s first 6 months

December 17, 2012

Based at Reddale opencast coal mine near Reefton, Sarah was part of the Doug Hood crew on this important project. Sarah rejoined Doug Hood Mining Ltd (DHML) mid-year, having previously worked on the company’s project at Stockton opencast mine...Read more

100 tonne dumptruck rejoins the fleet

October 20, 2012

The Doug Hood Mining dumptruck refurbishment programme is in full swing as Caterpillar dumptruck 777D No.14, which started work for the company at Stockton Mine ex. the UK, rejoins the mining fleet looking every bit as industrious as when it first...Read more

Project Manager “nails it on paper”

October 15, 2012

Rangi Hicks, Project Manager of the recently completed SENZ Reddale opencast coalmine contract, completed the EXITO level 5 National Diploma in Extractive Industries Management – Surface Extraction in late 2011. The following is an extract...Read more

Bulldozer refurbished at DHML Westport Workshop

October 1, 2012

Caterpillar bulldozer D11R No.2 provided sterling service to the company while based at Stockton Mine. Bought ex. Japan in March 2005 with 233hrs on the clock the D11R went straight to work at Stockton to replace the soon to be retired D11N No.1...Read more

Port works utilised Tamrock Pantera 1100 drill rig

June 17, 2011

A DHML Tamrock Pantera 1100 drill rig (pictured) was on hire to Burnside Contractors Ltd to drill blast holes as part of port works in Lyttleton Harbour. The Pantera is an 18 tonne hydraulic top hammer rig capable of drilling 89mm to 127mm...Read more

Mangatini Sump – Stockton Mine, 2009, South Island

August 2, 2010

Earthworks at Stockton Mine In 2007 while principal contractor at Stockton Mine, Doug Hood Mining tendered for and won the contract to construct the Mangatini Sump, a key component of the mine storm-water management program. The sump required the...Read more

Strongman 2 Opencast Coal Mine, West Coast, South Island

July 1, 2005

Between 2001 and 2006 Doug Hood Mining was principal mining contractor at Solid Energy’s Strongman 2 opencast coal mine, 25km north of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island. This contract involved drill, blast and high ratio...Read more

Manapouri 2nd tunnel tailrace, Fiordland National Park, South Island

December 31, 2002

Between 1997 and 2002 DHML was contracted by Meridian Energy to excavate a tailrace for the 2nd Manapouri Power Station tunnel plus associated site works, for $3.5M. The 2 stage contract required construction of a new tail race and widening of the...Read more