ABOUT

        

AMP4U is a specialised consultancy services to the minerals industry established in Brisbane 2012. The core team complemented by a multi-disciplinary group of internationally recognised associate consultants.

AMP4U focused advice and solutions to resource industries for the entire life cycle of a mining project, from exploration through to mine closure, for large and small projects, across the full range of commodities. Our depth of expertise in resource development planning extends from resource evaluation, mine design and scheduling to operational support in the Technical and Planning spheres, depicting the maximum value of a resource.

The team at AMP4U has been actively involved in the Coal and Hard Rock mining sectors collectively for over 30 years mainly in Australia, Africa, Russia and Indonesia.

WHO WE ARE

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Adriaan Benson
Director and Principal Consultant
B.Eng (Mining) (Hons) , MBL, AUSIMM

​Highly experienced senior mining operations manager with over 37 years experience within the mining sector, comprehensive knowledge in relation to underground and large open cut coal mines and large hard rock open pit operations.  Specialist expertise in the development and implementation of various processes and systems focused on improving overall mining operations.  Exceptional leadership skills coupled with an innate ability to drive an organisation forward in order to deliver on the company's vision and strategic goals.

Profound technical knowledge and solid experience in technically focused roles such as Technical Services Manager and General Manager Technical Services.  Complimentary to strong technical knowledge is years of production (open cut and underground) experience, with a track record of achieving substantial, quantifiable results.  Key attributes include: excellent stakeholder management skills, accomplished communication skills and forward thinking problem solving ability.

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Ruan Benson
Engineer in Training
Studying AD.Eng(Mining) at the University of Central Queensland

Ruan commenced his mining career on a sand mine where he was part of the quality control team in 2015.  His aptitude towards mining had him very quickly operating mining equipment obtaining first-hand experience. Further to this, he gained some practical experience in a wash plant. Ruan very quickly identified some substantial gaps within the geological knowledge and implemented a drilling program to increase the resource information, identify clay bands within the sand resource to assist with the dredge operation. 

Ruan joined AMP4U in mid-2016 as a part-time engineer in training. He started his own 3D mapping services where he provided services for the Australian Military mapping out roads at the Shoalwater and Canungra bases. Ruan became a full-time employee of AMP4U since 2017 and ever since excelled in the mining engineering space under the supervision within the Company. 

Ruan commenced with his studies in 2018, at the University of Central Queensland whilst he was obtaining technical experience through a wide variety of disciplines in the mining sector. Ruan is profound in using technical software such as Spry, Deswik, Minex, Xpac and Surpac.

Of late, Ruan developed a dozer push simulation model where he calculated the dozer push distance for each block and calculated the cut and fill volumes required. This data can also be scheduled and provide a Gantt Chart to the client. Ruan is very familiar with pit optimisations and margin ranking to identify potential pits in the open cut sector. Ruan is also profound at scheduling open-cut and underground operations and applies a practical solution to the project.