The Australian Carbon Tax system came into force on July 1st 2012. The race against the clock to design, build, install and start-up the first systems prior to this date began just before Christmas 2011; however, the successful installation and operation of three Hofstetter flares four years ago was the actual starting point for these projects. Compliance with the strict mining standards, implementing Australian standards in the design, and the short schedule and size (3x60 MW) of the flares were just a few of the challenges to be tackled by the joint team of Hofstetter and our local partner Energen Solutions. The dedicated teamwork and close co-operation with Xstrata resulted in a joint success, and on July 2nd the flares were in operation. In the meantime, a number of new projects have been installed and started up.