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This article first appeared on The Australian Mining Review on 7/10/20. Read the full story here.   Imagine soaring above a mine site or oil rig and having a 360° view of every piece of equipment while sitting in an airconditioned boardroom. Asset digitisation harnesses cutting-edge capture technology to bring all pieces of equipment, and even entire sties, into a 3D digital format to enhance decision making, operational efficiency and safety. It represents the new frontier in asset management, from the...
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This article first appeared on The Australian Mining Review on 7/10/20. Read the full story here.   BHP will train and fund 3500 new Australian apprenticeship and training positions, driving up to $450m into supporting business opportunities in Australia’s mining, equipment, technology and services (METS) sector. BHP CEO Mike Henry said the major skills and technology package would be good for the company and good for the country, as Australia focuses on its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The nearly $800m...
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This article first appeared on The Australian Mining Review on 7/11/20. Read the full story here.   Those offering electrical engineering and manufacturing services in the mining industry face complex, hazardous, and extremely costly risk exposures. Businesses are often designing, engineering, manufacturing and even delivering a whole range of electrical products to mining clients. This can include multi-million-dollar switchrooms to power massive mine sites, or transportable kiosk substations suited to the harsh and remote environments of the mining, oil and gas,...
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This article first appeared on The Australian Mining Review on 7/10/20. Read the full story here. Drilling work is often undertaken in remote areas which are not blessed with the infrastructure, workforce and access to spare parts available on a fully-equipped mine site. Drilling operators and contractors face a myriad of unpredictable risks, from equipment breakdown to property damage to injury, which are harder to manage in isolated areas. The longer the period of unplanned downtime, the greater the financial hit...