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South West WA Branch – Face-To-Face September Technical Talk – Commissioning Doesn’t Start When the Plant is Built

The presentation will provide case study examples on what can happen and how to plan to avoid the unexpected.

Date: Thursday 17th September, 2020

Time: 5:30pm networking for 6pm presentation

Venue: Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort,
Lot 100 Old Coast Road,
Bunbury, WA 6230

Cost: Free to Attend

Includes: Light snacks and beverages

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Registration essential to ensure correct catering. 

Talk Overview

There have been several papers published relating to commissioning management, however most of these are written from the Contractor’s perspective and generally focusing on the post build. Ed’s presentation will focus on the Owner and Operations Group role in the stage gated studies, planning and start-up of process facilities. Ed will provide case studies’ examples on what can happen and how to plan to avoid the unexpected.

Ed Dawson has 47 years of experience in plant operations, engineering studies, plant design, commissioning and consulting.

After 15 years working in technical and managerial roles for mining companies processing nickel, tin, copper-lead-zinc and gold Ed worked for 10 years with CMPS and Signet Engineering where he gained experience with studies. plant design and commissioning for numerous gold, base-metal flotation and Copper Leach-SX-EW projects.

In 2000 Ed established Dawson Metallurgical Services Pty Ltd.

In addition to lead study, process-design and consulting commissions, Ed has since managed the start-up of several significant mining projects including:

  • WMC Olympic Dam Optimisation 3 and Uranium EPE projects
  • Newcrest – Telfer Project
  • Centerra – Boroo Gold Mine – Northern Mongolia
  • Iluka – Murray Basin Stage 2 – Kulwin Mine
  • Outotec-BHP Olympic Dam – Slag Flotation Project

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