Phibion wins second Queensland Export Award
Updated: Nov 2
19 October 2023
Image: (L to R) Ross Hafner, Global Sales Manager; Jacques Janse, Chief Executive Officer; the Hon. Mark Furner MP, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities; David Frazer, Information Systems and Robotic Manager; Hemant Machhi, Assembly Technician. Photo supplied by Trade and Investment Queensland.
Phibion has been acknowledged at the 2023 Queensland Export Awards, taking out the Resources and Energy category.
This follows the successful launch in June of Phibion’s first fully autonomous mine tailings management system and continued up-take of its MudMaster® amphibious vehicle and accelerated mechanical consolidation (AMC) operations in Australia, Jamaica, Chile and Brazil.
In 2018, Phibion received its first Premier of Queensland’s Export Award, in the Environmental Solutions category. This latest award, presented at a Gala in Brisbane on 18 October, sees the company advance to the Australian Export Awards, to be announced on 30 November 2023.
Chief Executive Officer Jacques Janse said: “It’s a great honour to receive this award and to be recognised as an export leader in the resources and energy sector. Phibion is proud to call Queensland home and to export our technology to the world.
“We are making mine tailings dams safer, smaller and more sustainable which means resource companies can deliver on their ESG ambitions and return land back to communities faster and better than ever before.”
The new driverless Dart MudMaster®, launched at the World Mining Congress, held in Brisbane in June 2023, means even greater efficiency and savings for mine operators, as well as improved safety and environmental outcomes for communities.
The amphibious MudMaster® technology system works to make tailings dams safer and smaller by rapidly dewatering insitu tailings, thereby recovering 40% of water trapped in tailings and increasing the strength up to 30kPa at a fraction of the cost of traditional filtration systems.
The new Dart MudMaster® will deliver even greater efficiencies. The driverless machine can operate longer based on a remotely assigned operational plan, and in the most challenging tailings environments.
“This as a game-changer for mining tailings management and land rehabilitation projects around the globe,” Mr Janse said.