At a reception at the Australian Ambassador’s residence in Santiago Chile, Cooee Products was awarded the 2008 BHP Billiton Mining Technology Award by Diego Hernandez – President BHP Billiton Base Metals.
In part, the award states “DustBloc helps address the industry wide issue of dust that directly affects the industries social responsibility and its license to operate.”
Pictured left-right: Joaquin Mardonez (Cooee's Chilean partner) Cooee's Tony Pynsent (Managing Director) and Cooee's Frank Vos (General Manager).
Export Awards night entitled ‘Didgeridoo Awards’ to recognise the achievements of Australian businesses in the mining industry, awarded by Australia’s Ambassador to Chile, His Excellence Crispin Conroy.
“Two awards, the Ambassador's Award (for Chilean business of the Year) and the BHP Billiton Mining Technology and Services Award (for an Australian company) help recognise the growing cooperation between both countries in the mining sector,” Mr Warren said.
Austrade’s Chief Economist, Tim Harcourt, said Australia was one of the five biggest investors in Chile and 90 per cent of this investment related to the mining industry, especially since Chile was the world’s pre-eminent copper producer, with 40 per cent of world output.
“After Brazil, Chile is Australia’s second largest merchandise export market in South America, with over 50 Australian suppliers of mining equipment and services are active in Chile and about 30 have registered offices in Santiago,”
Mr Harcourt said.
“Two-way trade between Australia and Chile during
2006-2007 totalled $429 million, with Australia’s exports
of good and services to Chile worth more than $320million,” he said.