Why Doug Hood Mining?

Doug Hood Mining has established itself as one of the most successful New Zealand based earthworks, mining and civil engineering contractors.
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Opencast mining

As an experienced mining contractor Doug Hood Mining has been involved with most of the significant opencast mines in New Zealand over the past 30 years.
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Civil engineering

The key feature of Doug Hood Mining’s civil engineering capability is the large earthworks component.
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Sumner Road civil project – October 2017 update
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We can attract and retain appropriately skilled, experienced and qualified staff for long or short duration projects.
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Jobs in mining & civil

From time to time we seek operations and workshop staff across a range of positions for specific earthworks, mining or civil engineering projects and our rebuild / site workshops.
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More About Us

Doug Hood Mining Ltd is a privately owned New Zealand based company specialising in plant hire, mining, construction and civil engineering works requiring significant use of heavy machinery

With a comprehensive and well maintained fleet we provide plant and equipment for hire and complete contract mining and civil construction services.

We are supplying mining plant to Stockton Mine near Westport for the continuation of full scale mining activities.

In July 2017 we concluded earthworks on a coal fines storage dam at Stockton Mine, while in November 2016 in Christchurch we commenced earthworks for geotechnical mitigation structures to facilitate the reopening of the Sumner to Lyttleton road.

In February 2014 we completed a 28 month mining services contract with Solid Energy at Reddale Opencast Coal Mine, Reefton, on the West Coast of the South Island.

The company completed 6 years (December 2003 to October 2009) as principal mining & civil contractor at Stockton Opencast Coal Mine, moving 25.5 million m3 of overburden and 9.1 million tonnes of coal utilising 3.6 million labour hours. Read More

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Latest News & Info

Sumner Road civil project – October 2017 update

The Sumner Road project is progressing well with commencement of the catchbench excavation below

Earth dam embankment lift

In early 2017 we commenced earthworks at Stockton Mine to raise the height of an earth dam

Doug Hood workshop crew recognised for 3,000 days LTI free

We recently celebrated an important milestone with our Westport Workshop crew achieving 3,000 days