Embracing new technologies in the resources industries could add $74 billion to the Australian economy by 2030 and create over 80,000 local jobs.
Technology is embraced as a new way of mining as much as it is a new way of life. Safe to Work speaks with mining experts in Australia and Sweden to get a closer look on how it’s been integrated.
BHP has implemented “transformational” technologies that drive safer operations across its Western Australian mine sites, including the Jimblebar and Yandi mines in the Pilbara.
Rockwell Automation has opened an 8000 square foot electric vehicle (EV) innovation centre in San Jose, California, within its information solutions development facility.
Leading miners BHP, Teck Resources and Roy Hill have helped drive a project to develop a guideline for automation systems that could help to improve safety in the mining workplace.
The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has extended its guideline for underground mine communications to include best practices within mining environments.
Over 350 people (18 per cent) out of 1987 polled by Hays in Australia reported automation has impacted their job significantly, with their duties changing or their role becoming redundant.
MICROMINE is launching new underground performance software that bolsters machinery efficiency and safety as part of its Pitram solution in early 2019.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has rolled out automation upgrades for its 400i series drills, DD422i and DD422iE, to deliver 24/7 underground drilling in a safer manner.
The benefits of mine digitisation on the workforce are more positive than some people might have realised, considering the removal of work conditions associated with fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work.
Rio Tinto is working with Scania to make the Dampier Salt operation in Western Australia a safer environment by testing an autonomous transport system.
Rio Tinto has approved a $US2.6 billion ($3.5 billion) investment in its new iron ore production hub Koodaideri in the Pilbara in Western Australia.
Newcrest Mining is rolling out proximity detection technology across its wider operations after successfully deploying it at the Telfer gold open pit in Western Australia 12 months ago.
Roy Hill began automating their drills in April 2017, and since then has a fleet of nine drills that have been retrofitted with automation.
A recent EY survey on global information security has revealed the increase in cyber threats to asset-intensive industries such as mining.
Remote Control Technologies (RCT) recently retrofitted two troop carriers at Metal X’s Nifty copper mine site, transforming the vehicles into a mobile automation centre.
Rio Tinto’s first intelligent mine in the Pilbara in Western Australia will deliver safety improvements to the mine site, incorporating the latest in high-tech advances in the industry.
Caterpillar and Newmont Mining have announced a technology collaboration to improve underground hard rock autonomous vehicles.
Deloitte’s 2018 Human Capital Trends report is the most extensive to date, with input from more than 11,000 businesses and HR leaders around the world, including 952 from the global energy and resources (E&R) industry.
Wellbeing has been rated as the most important priority by the global energy and resources (E&R) industry in the latest Deloitte Human Capital Trends report.