In August 2011 a paper was published listing the top ten business risks facing mining in 2011 and 2012. The theme of capacity constraints ran deep throughout, from interruptions to supply (risk number nine) up to skills shortage (risk number two).
So, in March 2012, Halcrow gathered together a number of key mining industry representatives in Western Australia to discuss the problem of capacity constraints in more depth. During the discussion, chaired by Halcrow’s managing director, George Spink, it became apparent that concerns about capacity constraint could be grouped into three categories; access to infrastructure, approvals and procurement process.
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