Wet soil solutions for PNG mine road hauls

Publication: The Mining Chronicle

Date: December edition


Australian dust management and soil stabilisation company Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST) is continuing its expansion into the international market, after launching operations for wet soil solutions in Papua New Guinea.


The Queensland based company recently signed an agency agreement with Papua New Guinea representative Angus Davey to manage RST's operations in PNG. The strategic alliance with Angus Davey, which has a long-standing relationship with business and government bodies in Papua New Guinea, comes as both parties see the mining, civil, and agriculture sectors as significant opportunities for RST's soil stabilization technologies.

RST operations and technical director David Handel said Papua New Guinea offered further international growth for RST, with the new PNG partnership allowing the company to deliver strategic solutions to various sectors within the country.

"RST PNG will look after three different sectors of soil stabilisation in Papua New Guinea, including road structures through PNG's palm oil plantations, haul roads through larger mine sites and the building of new highway structures," Mr. Handel said. "The potential for RST in Papua New Guinea is significant, due to its close proximity to Australia as well its prospective growth in the mining and agricultural sector."

RST manager of technology and business development Mark Farmer said the company had undertaken extensive research to understand the country's wet weather conditions, in order to provide the best recommendations for each project.

"The country's resources and agricultural sectors are significantly impacted by the wet weather conditions in which RST have considerable expertise in managing," Mr Farmer said. "We will be working with some of the international mining companies in Papua New Guinea to implement RST's suite of products on mine site haul roads, improving the 'all weather standard' of road systems simultaneously increasing production rates."