A growing FORZE in Tasmanian mining
IN early 2018, FORZE Explosive Services will celebrate 18 years of operation within the Tasmanian explosive industry.
FORZE commenced operations in the south of the State primarily in the forestry and quarrying industries, and has since successfully expanded to become the largest privately-owned blasting company within Tasmania operating three depots State wide.
FORZE has grown to service all areas of mining, civil construction, industrial and specialty blasting that deliver niche explosive solutions.
FORZE has not strayed from the basics of undertaking traditional drill and blast works; in which FORZE has a reputation for delivering exceptional customer service and maintaining a high degree of flexibility.
These features achieve rock on ground safely, at a competitive rate within the desired time frame for the customer.
FORZE was contracted by Hazell Bros Group to undertake the blasting of source rock and spillway areas during the construction of the MMG 2/5 Tailing Dam at the Rosebery mine site.
Electronic detonators and computer modelling were utilised throughout the project to ensure the adherence to strict environmental limits within close proximity to existing infrastructure and the community.
At Renison Bell Tailings Dam construction, FORZE was engaged by Shaw Contracting to blast the rock borrow pits within close proximity to existing tailings dams.
During the construction of Tasmania Mines’ Kara Mine new tailings facility, FORZE undertook blasting within the spillway area at short notice to improve the project efficiency.
Through conducting these works and more, FORZE has become a member of the mining community on the rugged West Coast of Tasmania.
FORZE also has involvement at the end of the line for ore at the Nyrstar Hobart Smelter, where FORZE supplies on an ongoing basis, specialist shotfirers to Online Cleaning (Aust).
The nature of the work at Nyrstar involves safely initiating explosives in extreme temperatures to maintain gas pathways within the waste heat boilers and other areas of buildup; this work dramatically improves the plant performance and production levels.
FORZE wish to extend its appreciation and thanks to all customers and suppliers who have worked with the company over the years to date.
FORZE could not have gone the distance without the strong commitment and hard work of all current and past employees – it is these people that have enabled the company to continue to provide a timely and quality service to its loyal and expanding customer base.
FORZE Explosive Services is across all areas of the mining industry.