Earlier this year BRS had the privilege of working with the design and construction team delivering a new primary crushing plant for Hanson’s Hobart Quarry, including an innovative 840m long downhill conveying system to solve an operational issue of having to haul rock over a steeply inclined dirt road.

The Hanson’s quarry won the award for “Environmental Innovation” at the Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia Environmental, Health and Safety Awards in Melbourne on 27th October. The solution used the gravitational force produced by conveying material downhill to regenerate electrical energy, which was then consumed by the primary and secondary crushing plants on the site. The total solution meant that the site reduced their energy consumption and associated emissions.

Tasmanian Government Minister for Resources Guy Barnett congratulated all involved on the “well-deserved award”.

“Turning a liability into an opportunity, Hanson’s solution reduces its environmental impact, with reduced energy usage, reduced fossil fuel use and improved dust and noise emissions,” Barnett commented. “I congratulate all involved at Hanson on this well-deserved award.”

The solution developed in conjunction with Hitech Electrical Automation and Yasgawa’s matrix drives demonstrates a state of the are solution utilising the new matrix drive 4-quadrent drive technology. The award is great recognition for all involved in the delivery of the project. To see the plant in action, check out this video from Terex!

BRS Electrical’s very own Duy Dinh was heavily involved in the design, execution and commissioning of the plant. “The Hanson Hobart Quarry project was a thrill to be part of. The deployment of Yasgawa drives to not only control conveyor speed, but generate energy for use in the rest of the plant, was a very innovative approach that we are looking to use with other clients.” Duy said, “And you can’t go past Hobart hospitality!”