Gekko and Rockwell in new collaboration

Gekko Systems and Rockwell Automation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop software solutions that will assist mining customers across the globe to account for metal content in the various stages of ore processing plants and provide the analytical capability to audit and improve operating performance.

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Fugro chosen for Punjab exploration

Fugro has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract for the exploration of minerals in Pakistan. The leading independent geo-intelligence provider will plan and supervise exploration of areas of the Punjab, Pakistan’s second largest province and the country’s most populated region, for iron ore and other minerals.

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MICROMINE implements Pitram at Oyu Tolgoi

MICROMINE has implemented its leading fleet management and mine control solution, Pitram, at the Oyu Tolgoi Copper-Gold Project in the South Gobi region of Mongolia. Owned by Turquoise Hill, Rio Tinto and the Government of Mongolia, Oyu Tolgoi re-commenced its underground development in 2016 and is expected to move into production in 2020.

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Telstra boosts comms at Newcrest’s Lihir

Newcrest has partnered with telecommunications and technology company Telstra to become the first gold miner in the southern hemisphere to deliver O3b’s high-speed broadband through its new 100 megabits per second (Mbps) satellite link to the Lihir Gold Project in New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea.

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