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UGM Highwall Mining Awarded Contract with Stanmore Coal

UGM has been awarded a contract by Stanmore Coal to commence highwall mining operations at Isaac Plains Coal Mine. For more information on UGM’s highwall mining project at Isaac Plains see the International Coal News article and Stanmore’s ASX announcement. UGM Highwall Mining provide specialist highwall mining technology and services to Australia, the US and […]

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Plant and Equipment – Immediate Hire / Purchase

UGM have plant and equipment available for immediate hire or hire / purchase arrangements. The UGM fleet has a history of performance, reliability and quality across the NSW and QLD coal fields. Our equipment has full service and maintenance records and is ready for introduction to your site. For more information on UGM’s fleet: View […]

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Mining Global – Top 10 Mining Companies to work for in Australia

Mining Global has recently released information on the top 10 mining companies to work for in Australia. The UGM Group has been ranked No.2, scoring 5 out of 5 stars. “According to JobAdvisor, UGM  is one of the best companies to work for because of its dedication to employee safety, salary, benefits and work/life balance.” […]

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Hunter Coal Festival

The Hunter Coal Festival celebrates the mining industry’s contribution to the Hunter Valley and wider Australian community. The March festival is focussed on the Hunter and Newcastle mining areas and includes an industry trade show, various sporting events and functions, concerts, mine site tours and a mining careers day held at the UGM Group’s Teralba […]

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Hunter Coal Festival – Mining Careers Day

On 19th March 2015, high school students from the Lake Macquarie area will have the opportunity to learn about a career in coal mining. The Mining Careers Day is sponsored by UGM, Coal Services Mines Rescue and Hunter TAFE and is aimed at providing students with a real understanding of a career in mining. For more […]

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Newlands Highwall Mining

I am pleased to advise that the Newlands Highwall team started cutting coal on the evening of Saturday, 8th November 2014. This is a milestone for UGM and validates the strategic acquisition of ADDCAR and the re-introduction of Highwall mining in Australia. There have been many UGM (Australia) and ADDCAR (USA) staff involved in introducing […]

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Cosway C100A Diesel Particulate Exhaust Filter

The UGM Group is pleased to announce that NSW Trade & Investment approval has been received for the use of the Cosway C100A diesel particulate exhaust filter. This is exciting news not only for Cosway and the UGM Group but the industry as a whole. UGM is the exclusive distributer of the Cosway C100A diesel […]

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UGM NewSAFE Training Early Entry Program

UGM and NewSAFE Training have recently completed another Early Entry Program for Morisset High School.  The NewSAFE Early Entry Program is a 5 day program, aimed at providing students with industry knowledge and experience. The program also provides students with an understanding of diverse roles and professions within an industrial setting to support informed choices […]

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Engenicom secures Macquarie Generation project management and claims auditing

Engenicom has been awarded a contract with Macquarie Generation to provide project management and claim auditing services for their PPW Boiler Outage Alliance at Bayswater Power Station in the Upper Hunter Valley NSW, Australia. These services will maintain the overall project schedule and budget to provide project cost tracking and verification of claims, tests of […]

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Paul Hartcher discusses the UGM Group in, The CEO Magazine

The CEO Magazine recently interviewed Paul Hartcher, Managing Director of the UGM Group, about the company’s strategic development and diverse range of services which form part of the foundation for UGM’s future success. Paul discusses how UGM has evolved since he joined the company in 2005 and what the future holds for the rapidly growing international […]

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Shipment of UGM’s ADDCAR System to Newlands

The UGM ADDCAR System equipment has commenced its move from our facility in Ashland Kentucky, to the Glencore Newlands Mine in the Bowen Basin (Qld).  Highwall mining operations are due to commence at Newlands mine in the later part of this year- this exciting long-term project is leading the resurgence of Highwall mining in Australia. […]

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UGM Highwall Mining Sign 5 year contract with Glencore

Glencore Newlands Mine and UGM recently signed a 5 year highwall mining contract that signals the arrival of highwall mining to UGM. In February 2014 UGM Mining Solutions acquired ADDCAR, a specialist provider of highwall mining technology and services. The purchase delivers opportunities for UGM to offer new and existing customers in Australia, the US […]

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UGM Diesel Services continue to support important charities

This month, the UGM Diesel Services Division (DSD) team at Teralba NSW continued their work in supporting important charities through raising awareness and funding for the Adelaide Hospital Maxillofacial Centre. The team have also made donations to Sids and Kids, the Ronald McDonald House and the Cancer Foundation. The Teralba DSD team have raised a […]

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Greg Piper MP visits UGM South Gate site

On March 13 Mr Greg Piper (Independent Member for Lake Macquarie) visited the Teralba industrial area including Holcim Concrete, Structural Concrete Industries and the UGM Teralba South Gate site. The tour was a great opportunity to show the Member for Lake Macquarie the power house of industrial activity and employment in the western Lake Macquarie […]

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NATA Accreditation for UGM’s Flameproof Workshop

The UGM Group is proud to announce that its ISO 9001 Flameproof Workshop (FLP)  has recently achieved world recognised NATA certification (accreditation number 18901) and is licensed by NSW Department of Trade and Investment to provide overhaul and repair of  explosion protected electrical equipment to AS/NZS 3800:2012. UGM is committed to continually improving the quality […]

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UGM Acquisition of ADDCAR Highwall Mining Systems

I am pleased to announce that UGM Mining Solutions has purchased ADDCAR, a specialist provider of highwall mining technology and services based in Kentucky USA. UGM has been the ADDCAR agent in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia since 2011 with several UGM executives having a long association with highwall mining and the ADDCAR business. The […]

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NCIG

Engenicom are proud to have been involved in the development and implementation of the NCIG operational environmental management plan (OEMP) and system (EMS) including: completing the EMS and OEMP for State Government approval prior to the first coal arrivals and shipment; supply, calibration, installation, commissioning and servicing of the EBAM dust real time dust monitoring […]

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NewSAFE Training – Mining Industry Early Entry Program

The UGM Group had their first intake of students complete the NewSAFE Training Early Entry Program on Friday, 8th November 2013. Students from Morisset High School (NSW) were given the opportunity to experience work in an underground coal mine. The 5 day training course included theoretical and practical experiences in mining machinery operation, strata support […]

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the UGM Group – Global Industry Training RTO Agreement

UGM are proud to announce a new service agreement with Global Industry Training, a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) based in QLD. Through the service agreement UGM are conducting nationally accredited qualification training  in NSW at our NewSAFE Training Centre in Teralba NSW. For further information or to book a course please contact: UGM Reception […]

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UGM Sandvik ABM25 (CM04) commences operation at Austar

  UGM ABM25 continuous miner CM04 has been deployed to Austar Coal Mine on a long term engagement after successfully completing a project for a major client in western NSW. UGM are proud to be associated with Austar Coal Mine and are looking forward to assisting the mine achieve their operational objectives with our ABM25. […]

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UGM Sandvik ABM 25 (CM05) for Hire

UGM’s 2nd ABM25 continuous miner CM05, is back from 18 months successful operation at a client mine site. The ABM performed exceptionally well with high reliability over an extended period of operation and while currently in the OEM workshop for post hire inspection, it is available for hire. For further information on the ABM25’s please […]

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UGM Mining Equipment Part Sales

UGM supplies an extensive range of spare parts and service exchange to the mining industry and its related sectors. The UGM Group store provides a fast and reliable service and is available from 6am to midnight Monday to Friday. After hours service is also available. For more information on specific machine parts and service exchange […]

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UGM Supports the Newcastle University Science and Engineering Challenge

The UGM Group are proudly supporting the Newcastle University Science and Engineering Challenge. UGM and Newcastle University see the challenge as a good way to display science and engineering in a new light to inspire students to study science and engineering related subjects at a senior level. For further information on this program please contact […]

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The UGM Group – Hydro Jobs Market

On the 18th July 2012 the UGM Group participated in the Hydro Aluminium jobs market held at Kurri Kurri, NSW. As well as advertising to Hydro employees about job opportunities in the mining industry, UGM and Mines Rescue were promoting the CoalStart Advanced Underground Induction. The jobs market was a great success with over 600 […]

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Conveyor Division Workshop at Teralba

The UGM Conveyor Division has commenced servicing and overhauling major conveyor systems at the Teralba workshop to further enhance the range of services offered to our clients. The expansion from underground conveyor installations to maintenance and overhaul capitalises on our existing facilities, workforce and our engineering experience to complete the materials handling lifecycle in the mining and […]

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CoalStart First Intake of Trainees

The first intake of underground mining trainees completed the three week CoalStart advanced underground induction program during July 2012. On completion the group commenced the UGM Underground Mining Electrical Training Course. The Electrical Training course is an option that has been developed to complement the CoalStart program and bring non mining electricians ‘up to speed’ with the mining […]

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Newcastle Office for Engenicom

UGM’s Professional Services Group, Engenicom, have moved to 161 King Street, Newcastle, in a bid to locate closer to its broadening client base. The proximity to the ports, rail operators, rail utilities and coal companies, made the move a logical choice for Engenicom. Engenicom’s Safety and Environment Team have also relocated to King Street to further […]

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Official Opening Of CoalStart Program

The UGM Group and the NSW Mines Rescue Service have developed the ‘CoalStart Work Safe – Work Ready’ advanced underground mine induction program to address the skills shortage in the mining industry. The training program includes the use of the Mines Rescue Virtual Reality simulation technology combined with the practical use of mining equipment at […]

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UGM working with Newcrest Mining

The UGM Environment Team is currently working with Newcrest Mining Cadia Valley Operations in Orange, NSW. We are developing their Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP), a legislative requirement under the POEO Act that must be in place by the 1st of September this year. The UGM Environment Team is also working with other sites for […]

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Work Safe – Work Ready

The UGM Group and the NSW Mines Rescue Service have jointly developed the ‘Work Safe – Work Ready’ advanced underground mine induction program to begin to address the skills shortage in the mining industry. The ‘Work Safe – Work Ready’ program including theory, virtual reality and practical components is a first for the underground mining […]

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Hebden Project- Drift Driveage

UGM have commenced drift driveage at the Integra Mine Hebden Project using UGM’s Wirth Roadheader. This project is developing access to the Hebden seam and provides another 20 years to the life of the Integra mine.  The Hebden project follows on from the recent Ensham drift driveage project in QLD and further demonstrates our Drift […]

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ADDCAR Highwall Mining Systems

The UGM Group are Australian and New Zealand agents for the ADDCAR Highwall Mining System. UGM senior management have extensive operational and engineering experience with the ADDCAR Systems that have been previously sold into the Australian market. This is one of the primary reasons for UGM’s selection as the ADDCAR distributor. UGM are able to […]

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Wildlife Rescue Organisations

UGM workers, particularly those travelling early morning and late at night, are often exposed to the risk of personal injury and/or vehicular damage arising from native animals crossing roads. While your 1st priority is to ensure the personal safety of yourself and other road users, the needs of injured wildlife should be considered. This is […]

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UGM Corporate Citizenship Program

UGM proudly supports the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Through employee contributions UGM donates over $1,500 per month. Last year UGM and our employees donated around $25,000!   UGM are also proud supporters the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). HMRI aim to improve the understanding of diseases and conditions including cancer, heart disease, asthma, mental illness, […]

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Update on IDMSC Accreditation

The UGM Group are internationally recognised as a leading employer in the management of employee health, welfare and injuries. UGM have accreditation from the International Disability Management Standards Council (IDMSC) for their Injury Management program through to 2013. The accreditation is a recognition of UGM’s commitment to improving the health and welfare of their workers. […]

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Women in the Mining Industry

The UGM Group are an EEO employer who pride themselves on providing women with opportunities to work within the mining industry. UGM have women in the following key positions: Administration and Finance; Mining Operations; Environmental Services; Diesel & Electrical Services; Health Services; and Human Resources and Industrial Relations. Women in Mining NSW is a unique […]

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UGM’s Voest Alpine ABM25 – CM004 & CM005

UGM CM004 Voest Alpine ABM25 into Service – April 2011 UGM’s 1st ABM25 miner, CM004, has completed a comprehensive service including compliance auditing and inspection prior to commencing a coal cutting contract at the Whitehaven Coal- Narrabri Coal Operation. UGM are proud to be supporting Narrabri Coal Operation achieve their operational goals with our team […]

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UGM employ New Zealand’s Pike River Coal Miners

During 2011 UGM have actively sought to assist New Zealand’s Pike River Mineworkers gain employment in Australia. Our senior management has worked closely with both the Pike River workers, their local communities and our Australian clients to gain employment opportunities and assist in their transition to the Australian mining industry. We acknowledge the difficult situation […]

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Ulan

UGM commenced coal cutting operations at the Xstrata Ulan Coal Mine during February 2011. The UGM crews led by Corey Phillipson are completing a Roadway Development project that is scheduled to continue for over 12 months with a workforce of over 40 mineworkers, deputies, tradesmen and HSE personnel. We are actively seeking experienced Deputies, Electricians and Fitters. […]

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Narrabri Coal Operations

UGM have commenced a major coal cutting, outbye services, conveyor, ventilation and diesel services contract at the Narrabri Coal Operation. The 2 year contract commenced in early 2011 and will involve the deployment of a site management team led by Dave Anderson and a peak UGM workforce of over 150 mineworkers, deputies, tradesmen, engineers and […]

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Ensham Contract Starts January 2011

Ensham QLD – UGM Mining has secured a long term contract to commence the Ensham underground mine. Commencing in January 2011, UGM will construct surface portals and mobilize two Joy continuous miners to cut stone drifts prior to commencing coal cutting on site. UGM are proud to be involved in this exciting  project as Ensham […]

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Employment Website Now Live!

Great news! Our employment website is now up and running. We have some exciting opportunities available in a whole range of areas, across all positions and offering some great rosters.  In particular take a look at our ads for mining personnel at Gunnedah offering a 7 days on – 7 days off roster to give you that fantastic […]

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Equipment Additions to the UGM Plant and Equipment Hire Division

Aker Wirth T1.14 Roadheader UGM Australia have recently purchased a brand new Aker Wirth Roadheader to compliment UGMs existing mining equipment fleet. Imported directly from Germany the Wirth T1.14 Roadheader is currently undergoing inspection and audit to meet Australian mining requirements before being mobilized to a client site in Queensland. For more information please contact […]

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UGM working with Gujarat NRE

UGM Australia commenced coal cutting at the Gujarat NRE No1 Coal Mine in October and have mobilised an experienced crew of over 35 mineworkers, trades and statutory personnel to the site. The contract to mine TG4 is an exciting opportunity for UGM to demonstrate our capabilities and build a partnership with a new client on […]

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Engenicom Wins Engineers Australia – Engineering Excellence Award

Engenicom was engaged by Macquarie Generation as project managers for the delivery of a new 800 ML/day pumping station on the Hunter River to supply water to the Bayswater Power Station. The pumping station and associated infrastructure was constructed next to the existing 450 ML/day pumping station, in order to increase the capacity of the […]

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UGM Environmental Services Participating in National Walk to Work Day

Staff from UGM Environmental Services will take part in this year’s National Walk to Work Day on Friday, October 1. Now in it’s 12th year, National Walk to Work Day is an annual event which helps employers and employees to build regular walking into their daily routine. Read more: Challenge to make walking a daily […]

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UGM Group Receives IDMSC Accreditation

In 2010 the UGM Group achieved accreditation for their injury management program from the International Disability Management Standards Council (IDMSC) and are now IDMSC Certified. The UGM Group have participated in the NSW Coal Mines Insurance Benchmark Injury Management Audit (BIMA), for the past three years and are proud to have been recognised as a […]

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UGM Manager for Environment and Community has Scientific Papers Published in International Journals

UGM Manager for Environment and Community, Brendan Logan, has recently had two scientific papers on estuarine research published in international peer reviewed journals. The first paper, focusing on environmental change in Moreton bay, QLD, has been published in Marine and Freshwater Research, and is available by emailing b.logan@ugm.com.au, or can be downloaded at www.publish.csiro.au/journals/mfr. The […]

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