iPUT Pty Ltd traces its roots back to 1989 in Newcastle Australia and since then has never looked back. With many successful projects and related services to mines in the Hunter Valley and the Bowen Basin under our belt, we can proudly say that we are a highly trusted design-construct engineering company from the east coast of Australia. We are focused on client success via GENUINELY better value solutions and a collaborative approach.

 iPUT’s key strength is the ability to execute projects economically for clients whilst producing excellent technical results and controlling risks to ensure overall project delivery is achieved on time and budget. No 'variation mentality' around here.

 iPUT's CAN DO attitude and deep execution experience continues to build a reputation for exceeding the expectations of customers by delivering innovative solutions to the mining industry's more difficult problems when others walk away. We do what we say we will do.

 No lost time accidents under iPUT’s control, EVER!

We strive to maintain the highest standards while exceeding client’s expectations at all levels. We not only honor commitments, but are known for meeting tough deadlines. We aim to create a responsive client relationship that allows us to meet and exceed the goals of each of our projects. An important, particularly appreciated aspect of this, is our willingness to work in with existing preferred client suppliers wherever possible. We are interested in getting you to a better place, and using locals where possible is part of ensuring the easiest possible ownership journey into the future with your sparkling new technology solution.

iPUT is well known for its innovation and, by collaborating successfully with our customers, designers, sub-contractors, consultants and suppliers, we have been able to provide a highly specialised level of service. We are continuously evolving and understand the different aspects of delivering high value complex projects and services with ease. Click here to download our Capability Statement


Elevate our clients to new levels of productivity and profitability, in a way that they like, and all involved want to do it again.

Our Values

* Keep it real

* Do what we say we will

* Being different matters, but being better matters more

* Take all stakeholders on the journey

* Absolute laser-like focus on achieving required outcomes

* Find the concrete and build on it

* Keep the tech rock-solid (no flakey stuff)

* Personal responsibility matters

* Respect la Famiglia

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iPUT Quality Circle
Vince Sunter
Vince Sunter
VINCE SUNTER (click for CV)

Director of Engineering & Projects

(Founding Partner)

Vince’s career started with a BE (Mech) traineeship at BHP’s Pt Kembla steelworks where he soon had control over major budget expenditure, ran large teams with a substantial R&D program. He then built an insulation factory in Malaysia, before UGL enticed him to his current home in Newcastle where he led the United Goninan engineering team to make the world leading 2800 class loco for QR.

He came to the coal mining industry in 1995 where, with Phil Caldwell (RiP Apr 2017), he soon formed Calsun Projects, which then provided many east coast coal mining design-construct and service provision projects.

Vince’s engineering / project mgt roles included Ravensworth Coal Terminal, a 60m radial stacker for Saraji Mine, a 4,000t/hr curved overland conveyor at Kenmare Mine, raw and product coal systems at Cumnock Mine, centrifuge upgrades at Bulga mine and the first large banana screens to come into the industry, also at Bulga.

In 2016, Vince was the project mgr for a rejects screen installation at a Bowen mine site, which was the first of a new generation screening technology. Vince now takes a reinvigorated team on a journey to deploy this technology (and derivatives) and help the industry reach game changing productivity goals. (click for Resumé)

David Lee
David Lee
DAVID LEE (click for CV)

Principal Process Engineer

Dave is an experienced chemist and process engineer with over 35 years of experience in coal testing, coal preparation and mineral processing.

There is a great story to tell about Dave. He has been in many leading technical management roles including leading the pioneering effort to move the coal preparation process to conversion from sieve bend + low-head screens to banana screens. There is a lot more to Dave's story, but for now will just say we are so glad to have him leading the team technically to roll out the next gen screening technology.

Brad Wainwright
Brad Wainwright

Divisional Head, Operational Centres / Senior Construction Manager

Brad is an experienced construction and commissioning manager with over 20 years of experience with major greenfield & brownfield design construct projects in the resources, process and heavy industry sectors. In Brad's diverse career he has become highly respected as "the bloke that gets it done", undertaking a Completions role in often difficult remote environments, pulling projects into line and getting them finished to the client's satisfaction.

Brad has worked closely with iPUT's principals over the years and is now leading iPUT's personnel resources division, where our deep experience will lift the provision of site services to new levels of satisfaction for client and personnel alike.

Kellie Mann
Kellie Mann

Executive Assistant

Keeps the whole team cracking, and does a beautiful job of supporting everybody to keep things well coordinated.






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Serious Horsepower

Some high achievers with deep industry experience who are keen to come on board and ensure the roll-out of this important technology is a total success for every site that implements it. But they are just a little shy about saying who they are, until they make the move...

Our promise as a professional design construct engineering technology company is to economically build high client value into every project while delivering professional expertise, exceptional customer service and the outcomes you want. We do what we say we will. Always.

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