NRW Holdings has agreed to install MaxMine technology to be implemented at the Dalgaranga gold mine in Western Australia to improve safety, productivity and environmental efficiency.
MaxMine can be installed on all surface mine equipment types, makes and models, and uses artificial intelligence to collate mining data for analysis and improvement.
According to MaxMine, the technology captures, enhances and contextualises up to 10,000-times more data compared to the industry standard for fleet management system products.
NRW mining division general manager Tim Abrahams recognised the importance of such technology on a mine site.
“NRW emphasises good data as a critical enabler of our operational effectiveness, and partnering with MaxMine, who are a leader in fleet operations data, allows us to continuously improve our performance for our customers,” Abrahams said.
Dalgaranga is owned by Gascoyne Resources and NRW works at the mine on a six-year, $300 million contract.
The mine had produced about 210,000 ounces between its first pour in May 2018 and the end of June 2021.
MaxMine chief executive officer Coert Du Plessis said the importance of these major installations was far-reaching.
“The benefits from this cooperation extend beyond MaxMine or NRW; the global challenge of net-zero by 2050 cannot be achieved without an order of magnitude change in mining efficiencies,” Du Plessis said.
“Working with NRW is another fantastic example of great partnerships helping transform a critically important industry into a safer, more efficient and environmentally-friendly component of the world’s economy.”
In December, MaxMine launched MaxMine Carbon with a focus on reducing customers’ carbon emissions by 5 to 20 per cent.
It was not disclosed whether NRW opted to include Carbon in its installation at Dalgaranga.