Eco Innovator November 2011
World-first in Sedimentation
The development of world-first
technology in sedimentation scanning led WorleyParsons and the Port Hedland
Port Authority to win the 2011 Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence.
Western Australian Mines and
Petroleum minister Norman Moore said the innovative technology allowed
real time environmental monitoring of dredging impacts. "The results
of this new technology have delivered previously unknown facts about the
process of sedimentation," Mr Moore said.
Two Certificates of Merit were
awarded, to ATCO Gas Australia, formerly WA Gas Networks, supported by
KD1, and also Compass Groups (Australia).
ATCO Gas Australia and KD1
completed a new gas pipeline with a high level of environmental conservation
and management. The approach resulted in 40 per cent less clearing and
no loss of Black Cockatoo habitat trees.
Compass Groups (Australia)
was recognized for its approach to remote site catering by using central
production facilities, minimising waste through creation of compost, livestock
feed production and bulk food preparation that reduced energy needs and
Mr Moore said all of this year's
11 submissions had shown the resources industry's commitment to protecting
"Western Australia's resources
industry continues to be the envy of our competitors. To ensure the State
continues to be an attractive destination for resources investment, Government
and industry must work together towards responsible resources development.
The Golden Gecko's is an outstanding opportunity to recognize those leading
the industry in innovative environmental practices," he said.