Codelco and Peabody’s use of simulation to improve operational safety and efficiency in their mine sites have crowned them the winners of Immersive Technologies’ Global Business Improvement Award 2018.
A cyclone that made landfall at the northwest coast of Western Australia over the March 23-24 weekend has caused shipping issues for Tier 1 miners such as BHP and Rio Tinto.
Rio Tinto and the State Library of Western Australia are recipients of the Western Australian Pinnacle Award for their 15-year partnership in improving literacy rates in the state.
Two powerful cyclones that hit the Australian coast over the weekend have resulted in several suspensions of mining operations and public evacuations.
The tailings dam collapse last month at Vale’s Córrego de Feijão iron ore mine in Brazil that killed an estimated 300 people has caused a ripple effect across the global mining industry, prompting response from various Tier 1 mining companies.
Drone technology is becoming an increasingly common sight at mines. Safe to Work talks to three companies working in the space to discover how they help make mining safer.
Rio Tinto has successfully deployed its first automated heavy-haul long distance rail network, AutoHaul, after completing its first run in July last year.
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 put up precautionary measures for the construction of Koodaideri rail line, as it runs through the Wittenoom asbestos management area in the remote Pilbara.
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.
Rio Tinto and Queensland Aumina have committed almost $500,000 in funding to the University of Queensland (UQ) to help promote safer management of mine waste.
Rio Tinto’s Pilbara iron ore shipments of 81.9 million tonnes (Mt) this September quarter experienced a five percent decline from the same period last year, as the company took maintenance and safety pauses across all its operations.
Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM), Rio Tinto and BHP Iron Ore are among the finalists for this year’s partnership award that is brought by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS).
Rio Tinto’s Amrun Chith export facility has been recognised for its excellence in civil construction with the Queensland Civil Contractors Federation (CFC) Earth Award.
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.
Rio Tinto said it will commit hundreds of million dollars over decades to rehabilitate its Argyle diamond mine in the Kimberley region in Western Australia, following its scheduled closure in early 2020.
Alcoa continues to pioneer new ways of working with digital tools and is now utilising drones technology to perform its operations across Western Australia.
The Responsible Mining Index (RMI) 2018 assessment has found that many large-scale miners have introduced innovative practices and engaged with partners on responsible mining.
Rio Tinto’s fully autonomous train, coined by the mining giant as “the world’s largest and longest robot”, completed its first iron ore delivery last week.
The perception of mining outside of the industry itself has not always been positive.