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Australian mining mission visits India

Posted on Feb 06 2014 | IBNS

Kolkata, Feb 6 : An Australian mission comprising of Australian companies specialising in mining equipment, technology and services is visiting India between Feb 3 to 7.

The mission is visiting New Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad, and the mission is led by Paul Johnson MBE. Paul Johnson is the former Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia Pty Ltd.

In Kolkata on Feb 4, they held a seminar on the mining industry and their presence in India.

The mining mission features Australian companies with expertise, products and solutions in mining software, underground mining technologies, mining safety and productivity, mining consulting and contract exploration services, contract mining and mining equipments.

Australia's mining industry has a well-earned reputation as one of the most technologically advanced in the world. The increasing complexity in the global mining industry, remoteness and depth of ore discoveries and desire to enhance environmental sustainability, is driving demand for cutting-edge solutions.

Australian mining equipment, technologies and services companies are up to the challenge. Many are leading the development of sophisticated research methodologies, delivering substantial gains in mine operational productivity and reducing uncertainty for international mining companies.

Over 40 Australian mining equipment, technologies and services suppliers are working in India today. They offer services in exploration technologies, geomining consultancy, contract mining, mining IT, and slope stability prediction systems.

Speaking about the mission here, Tom Calder, Trade Commissioner, Australian Trade Commission said, "Australia has world class companies with impressive capabilities in mining equipment, technology and services. These companies specialise in using innovative, state-of-the-art technologies to serve Australia's large and highly developed mining industry, which often operates in very harsh conditions."

"India's mining industry has enormous potential over the long term, and we believe these companies have expertise which may be able to help it realise that potential. This delegation will give them the opportunity to showcase this expertise and explore commercial opportunities," he said.

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