We are a complete turnkey underground hard rock solution. We use a team of experts and an extensive fleet of modern equipment to tackle the most complex and challenging jobs.
RUC Mining – all the answers underground
Since 1991, we’ve been on a mission to bring certainty to underground mining contracting - and today we’re proud to say we can provide all the answers underground. That’s a big claim, but one that we can back up with some big facts that say it all.
• We offer a complete turnkey underground hard rock solution with all expertise and capability under the one roof
• We’ve never failed to complete a project
• We average half the industry rate of lost time to injury
• We’ve never litigated - or been on the receiving end of it
• We’re the first mining contractor in the world to implement whole-of-mine, whole-of-fleet real-time tracking for improved safety and productivity
• We’re Australia’s only mining company to be continuously shaft sinking
Today we operate globally, using our team of highly experienced experts and extensive fleet of modern equipment to tackle the most complex and challenging jobs for the world’s biggest names in mining. In addition to being world leaders in raise drilling, we offer:
• Mechanised mining
• Shaft sinking
• Large excavations
• Underground construction
• Specialist ground support and grouting
• Boxhole boring
• Raise Drilling
So if reducing complexity, eliminating delay costs and increasing productivity is the question, RUC Mining is your answer.
Safety First - We’re proud to say that since 2012 we’ve averaged at a minimum, half the industry average lost time injury rate.
Proven Track Record - In 27 years we’ve never failed to complete a project. And we’ve never litigated or been prosecuted.
World Leaders - We pioneered RVDS technology, which in simple terms means we can drill to a 0.01% accuracy.
More Mechanised Metres - Over the last 2 years we’ve installed over 2 million metres of permanent cable bolts on a single job – that’s 100,000m per month.
Look No Further - Mechanised mining, Shaft sinking, Large excavations, Underground construction, Specialist ground support, Boxhole boring, Raise drilling.
Breaking New Ground - Like the whole of mine, whole of fleet real-time tracking system we’re the first underground mining contractor in the world to implement, step changing safety and productivity.
Barry Upton graduated from the WA School of Mines in 1983 as a Mining Engineer. Since then, he has worked in the underground hard rock mining industry both in Australia and internationally and served as President of Thyssen Mining Construction Canada for 3 years from 2000 to 2002. In addition to being the Managing Director of RUC Cementation Mining Contractors Pty Ltd, he also holds the following positions: President Director PT RUCCi (Indonesia) Executive Director RUCCEM LLC (Mongolia) Managing Director RUC Cementation Mining Contractors (Hong Kong) Managing Director RUC Cementation Mining Contractors (Phillipines)
Lawrence began his mining career in South Africa as an Underground Maintenance Superintendent. Lawrence has been in the RUC group since 1983 as a Supervisor, Contracts Manager, International Operations Manager and as an Executive Director. He transferred to Australia to sink the VR5 Shaft in Broken Hill in 1990 and moved to Kalgoorlie to establish RUC Mining Australia Pty Ltd in 1993.
John has over 40 years management and financial experience in public and private companies within the telecommunications, agricultural exports, oil and gas and mining contracting industries. Born in the UK he obtained a Bachelor of Economics at Manchester University and became an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He joined RUC in 2009 and has been involved in the setup of businesses in Malaysia, Indonesia, Mongolia and the Philippines.
Steve Cooke (Cookie) has been in the concrete construction industry for some 35 years. Predominately starting his career in the building trade and Managing a number of building company’s. Looking for a change in direction, he entered the concrete construction and underground shotcrete industry. Cookie has held a number of Operational positions within the shotcrete industry over the past 25 years and has built up a reputation as someone that will deliver a project safely, professionally and on budget.