Stripes

NO, NOT the 1981 Bill Murray classic about the US army, but rather the group of companies that has been creating a name for itself in Australia’s mining sector.
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Stripes Engineering played a major role in a key Maules Creek expansion project.

Noel Dyson

Based in Gunnedah, the company has a daily presence onsite at Whitehaven's Maules Creek Mine and Idemitsu's Boggabri coal mine.

Stripes Engineering Services, part of the group, has nominated for the Mining Contractor category of the Australia's Mining Monthly Awards in conjunction with Komatsu.

One of Stripes' jobs at Maules Creek involved the design, supply and installation of more than 11km  of PE100 pipe to provide construction water to allow the development of a new mine at the site.

As principal contractor for the project Stripes provided project management, assisted with the final design of the pipeline layout and sourced the appropriate tanks, pumps and telemetry.

It supplied and installed all pipe, valves and fittings, tanks, truck fill points and helped with the design and construction of the 10 million litre dam.

Bulk earthworks were contracted out to another local company.

While it has a strong background in the coal sector, Stripes has gone far wider with its works.

In the hard rock space recent projects included the Telfer Paste Plant at the Telfer gold mine in northern Western Australia and the Dugald River Past Plant at the Dugald River zinc operation near Mt Isa in Queensland.

The Stripes Group has almost 100 full-time employees, most of whom live locally, including administration staff, boilermakers, concreters, fitters, mechanics and drivers.