A grow­ing FORZE in Tas­ma­nian min­ing

The Australian Mining Review - - MINING IN TASMANIA -

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.

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