The global mining automation market is expected to grow in value by almost 50 per cent by 2023, according to a report.
Ex-Orica CEO (currently board chairman) and BHP non-executive director Malcolm Broomhead has stepped in to replace Malcolm Brinded as chairman of the company’s sustainability committee.
Anglo-American operator BHP held its annual general meeting (AGM) in London yesterday and combative US hedge fund company Elliot Management, which owns 5 per cent of BHP, was in attendance.
A Western Australian Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety report has revealed that the state’s exports reached nearly $105 billion over the past year, an 18 per cent increase over 2015–16 figures.
The Australia Institute, a Canberra-based think tank that covers a wide range of subjects, has announced that the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) is overzealous in its promotion of the coal industry.
BHP has released its September 2017 quarterly report and it shows positive growth across most of the company’s operations.
BHP may bring forward development of stage two of its nickel sulphate plant at the Kwinana Refinery in Western Australia with interest in the product exceeding expectations.
BHP has launched a global collaboration with top international universities to accelerate a deeper understanding of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in a range of subsurface locations.
Whittens has secured its sixth contract for 2017 with RCR Tomlinson at Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.
BHP has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract at the Spence copper operation in Chile to the joint venture between Fluor Corporation and SalfaCorp.
BHP’s workforce has grown to be more than 20 per cent female. The company increased its female representation by 2.9 per cent in the 2017 financial year, just below a 3 per cent goal.
The University of Adelaide will lead a $14.6 million research consortium to develop technologies designed to increase copper production in South Australia.
Improving how technology solutions are integrated will be critical for mining to effectively transform into a digital industry, according to RPMGlobal chief executive officer Richard Mathews.
BHP has extended Mitchell Services’ underground drilling contract at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.
BHP is confident the heap leach extraction technology it is testing at Olympic Dam has the potential to help lift the mine’s annual copper production to more than 450,000 tonnes, three times its guidance for the 2018 financial year.
A worker has sustained serious burns after diesel ignited while he was refuelling a tyre handler at BHP’s Mt Arthur coal mine in New South Wales.
BHP looks set to offload its shale assets in the United States after describing them as a non-core part of the company’s diversified business.
Flinders University is conducting a research initiative to improve methods of monitoring background radiation in arid environments, supporting South Australia’s mining and nuclear industries.
BHP will spend $US2.46 billion ($3.12 billion) extending the life of the Spence open cut copper mine in Chile by more than 50 years.
BHP’s development of the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara is gathering pace with the miner awarding another early stage contract.