Electric dual-cab Ute begins testing in Australia

  The hardcore underground mining industry is testing a new all-electric ute called Bortana that is designed to survive in extremes of five kilometers – or more – below the surface. The reason is simple: Diesel emissions are very harmful to humans in confined conditions. An electric...

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Bortana Electric Vehicle Prototypes Under Test

Ten prototypes of the locally developed Bortana electric vehicle are making their way to minesites across Australia for testing underground and general mining. The Bortana, a battery powered vehicle fitted into a rugged utility vehicle by Victorian e-mobility group Safescape, has been in...

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Safescape innovates to improve safety and productivity

The new Bortana EV Safescape’s new Bortana Electrical Vehicle (EV) and their innovative escapeway product, Laddertube, are both true examples of Safescape’s commitment to developing innovative products to create safer and more sustainable underground mining workplaces globally. The start...

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Steve Durkin, Managing Director & Founder, Safescape

As part of Austmine's 30 year celebrations we are shining the spotlight on our members! Former mining engineer Steve Durkin runs Safescape, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative products for the global mining sector. It’s a successful and growing business, but what Steve...

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Electric Vehicles in the Mining Industry

With the threat of global warming looming over as well as rising oil prices, more and more car companies are beginning to develop their own take on electric transport. It is predicted that by 2030, 58% of the light vehicles on the road in the United States will be electric [1], which...

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Every four years, MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® brings thousands of mining professionals from across the world and every industry segment together to explore today’s proven solutions as well as cutting-edge equipment, innovations, services, and technologies.

This year, Safescape is excited to announce that we will be exhibitors at MINExpo International 2020, in the Australian Pavilion. The Expo is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre from September the 28th to the 30th.

With more than 78,000 square meters of exhibit space, 12 halls, six country pavilions and nearly 2,000 top companies from 30 nations, no other show delivers the same level of game-changing products and solutions

We’d love to see you there.  We’ll provide updates as we get closer and would love to hear from you if you are heading there..


Finalist – Austmine Craig Senger Excellence in Export Award 2021

Winner – NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award for metal 2019  niosh/mining/innovationsawards.html#2019AwardWinners
Winner – Austmine Champion of Innovation – Steve Durkin 2019
– Austmine Craig Senger Excellence in Export Award 2019
Winner – IOTY WA Emerging Category Winner – The Safescape Edge Protector 2017
Winner – KPMG Energise 2.0 Program Customer Pitch Prize 2017
Finalist – Austmine 2017, Craig Senger Excellence in Export Award, 2017
Winner – AusIMM Ninth International Open Pit Operators Conference Best Presentation Award, 2016.
Winner – Governor of Victoria Export Regional Exporter Award, 2017.

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