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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.  

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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.

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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 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 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 […]

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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.  

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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.  

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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. www.newcastle.edu.au/challenge

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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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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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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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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.   Voest Alpine ABM25 UGM […]

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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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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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