Action Drill & Blast Doubles Resources and Capabilities with Hughes Drilling Integration

Leading drill and blast specialist Action Drill & Blast (ADB) has doubled its resources and significantly increased its presence and capability in the coal sector following the acquisition in December of east coast drilling company Hughes Drilling, by ADB’s parent company NRW Holdings. Hughes’ operations are currently being integrated into ADB’s, including its fleet of […]

New contract at Isaac Plains coal mine

Delivering a unique service offering In February, Action Drill & Blast was pleased to announce that it had reached in principle agreement with Golding Contractors for the provision of drill and blast services at Stanmore Coal’s Isaac Plains coal mine in Queensland. The contract for the works has subsequently been executed. Our service model in operation […]

Detonators: Best for Project Practices in Drill and Blast

As the mining industry becomes increasingly lean, a ‘one size fits all’ approach is becoming increasingly obsolete. A commitment to continuous improvement – finding ways to do things better, faster and more cost effectively – is how asset owners and contractors are ensuring their ongoing success. In drill and blast, developments in detonation systems have […]

Action Drill & Blast Returns to Isaac Plains

Action Drill & Blast (ADB) is pleased to announce that it has reached in principle agreement with Golding Contractors for the provision of drill and blast services at Stanmore Coal’s Isaac Plains coal mine in Queensland. ADB is currently operating on site under agreed terms pending finalisation of the contract details. ADB General Manager Warren […]

How an Integrated Drill & Blast Service Can Reduce Project Costs

Many mining projects engage a blast hole drilling contractor and a blasting supplier.  Despite these work activities appearing to be separable they are unavoidably dependent on one another. The blast design dictates the drilling requirements, which means an inefficient blast design can increase drilling costs.  Poor drilling quality and accuracy can negatively impact a blasting […]

It’s time to focus

The current climate is an opportunity for mining service providers to rise to the challenge The face of the mining industry has changed. We have moved swiftly from discussions about expansion activities and volumes of production to discussions about costs. Mining companies are focused on being the lowest cost producers in their respective markets. For […]