WesTrac is set to build a Western Australian technology training facility in Collie that will focus on providing courses in autonomous operations.
Rio Tinto has awarded an IT contract to Perth-based tech consultancy Diversus.
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The case for mine electrification is about more than technology advancement. It also has the potential to contribute to the sustainability of the industry.
Northparkes copper mine took its first steps towards underground loader automation back in the 1990s. More than 20 years on, it has become a global showcase for the enormous safety, maintenance and productivity benefits that automation can provide.
The Australian technology industry will only realise the full benefit of automation in the resources sector if vendors become ‘brand agnostic’ and open to collaboration with competitors, according to researchers and industry experts.
World Gold Council director John Mulligan probes into gold’s robustness amid threats of climate change, the global transition to renewables and the booming Asian economy. And the outlook is looking good.
The industry body looks back on the year that was for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sectors.
Mobilaris together with its partial owner Epiroc is turning underground mining into a transparent environment for all workers with Mobilaris Onboard.
BHP’s next chief executive Mike Henry has placed technology front and centre in his first speech as CEO to-be.
RPMGlobal has strengthened its partnership with software company SAP by designing a new version of its asset lifecycle costing software AMT to complement SAP’s intelligent asset management offering.
Rio Tinto has awarded an IT infrastructure contract to Cirrus Networks that gives the technology solutions provider the opportunity to bid for infrastructure services against other pre-qualified providers.
RPMGlobal has enhanced its mine scheduling software XECUTE with upgrades to increase optimisation across the mining value chain.
Stephan Kirsch’s appointment as global president of Metso’s mining equipment business area in July came at an exciting time for the company.
The mining industry has seen a 51 per cent increase in the number of serious claims for disease and injury between 2000–2001 and 2013–2014, according to Safe Work Australia.
Autonomous equipment has emerged in some areas of mining, but minerals processing remains a sector where uptake of the technology has been limited. That’s not to say it isn’t possible.
South32 chief technology officer Vanessa Torres has credited technology for enabling the company to develop natural resources.
South Australia is welcoming a training ground for minerals industry experts, backed by $12.5 million in funding from BHP, OZ Minerals, Boart Longyear and other stakeholders.
Rio Tinto has signed a five-year global equipment agreement with FLSmidth for the supply of fixed equipment, including minerals processing and materials handling technologies, spare parts, consumables, and maintenance, consultancy and professional services.
Mining companies are capitalising on the ability to conduct training simulation and planned maintenance through virtual reality software.