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South West WA Branch and Metallurgical Society

Considerations for Successful Plant Start-up

PD Hours

Join the South West WA Branch and Metallurgical Society for their April In-Person and Livestream tech talk: Considerations for Successful Plant Start-up.

About this event

In 2020 Ed Dawson delivered a webinar entitled ‘Commissioning Doesn’t Start when the Plant is Built’.  In this presentation Ed outlined the principles of plant commission.  He also provided examples of issues that had occurred during commissioning of various projects to highlight the principles outlined.

In the weeks following this presentation Ed received numerous comments from former construction and commissioning colleagues regarding some of the matters discussed and some omitted.

In this second presentation Ed will address some of the matters arising from the 2020 webinar and make comment on contractual and organisation matters to be considered by Project Managers that can impact the start-up of new facilities.

Join us to find out more.

In-Person Program
4.00pm-4.30pm: Venue opens
4.30pm-5.30pm: Branch committee meeting - Open to all members
5.30pm-6.00pm: Registration and networking
6.00pm-7.15pm: Presentation and Q&A
7.15pm-onwards: Post presentation networking  
Livestream Program
6.00pm - 7.15pm: Livestream presentation


Ed Dawson

Principal, Dawson Metallurgical Services P/L & AusIMM Trusted Voice Ambassador
Ed has 50 years of experience in plant operations, engineering studies, plant design, commissioning and consulting.

After 15 years working in technical and managerial roles for mining companies processing nickel, tin, copper-lead-zinc and gold Ed worked for 10 years with CMPS and Signet Engineering where he gained experience with studies. plant design and commissioning for numerous gold, base-metal flotation and Copper Leach-SX-EW projects.

In 2000 Ed established Dawson Metallurgical Services Pty Ltd. In addition to lead study, process-design and consulting commissions, Ed has since managed the start-up of several significant mining projects including:
• WMC Olympic Dam Optimisation 3 and Uranium EPE projects
• Newcrest – Telfer Project
• Centerra – Boroo Gold Mine – Northern Mongolia
• Iluka – Murray Basin Stage 2 – Kulwin Mine
• Outotec-BHP Olympic Dam – Slag Flotation Project

Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230

Thursday, 18 April 2024
4.30pm – 8.00pm (UTC+08:00)

Date and Time

Thursday, 18 April 2024
4.30pm – 8.00pm (UTC+08:00)


Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230
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Member: Free
Student Member: Free
Non Member: Free

Member: $20
Student Member: $5
Non Member: $40
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