Newcrest Mining is welcoming novel approaches to improve safety during blasting operations at the Lihir gold mine in Papua New Guinea.
Newcrest has reduced travel and interaction between work groups to minimise the chance of transmitting coronavirus.
Safety and sustainability drive operational outcomes, according to Newcrest Mining chief development officer Michael Nossal.
Newcrest Mining, in collaboration with Telstra Mining Services, has delivered Papua New Guinea’s first private 4G long-term evolution (LTE) mobile network to the Lihir gold mine.
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.