Articles by Noel Dyson

Sandvik strikes A$249M Glencore Queensland Metals deal

Sandvik strikes A$249M Glencore Queensland Metals deal

Previously the equipment for the Glencore unit has come from multiple suppliers.

Fleet

22 OCT 2020
Metso Outotec launches HRCe grinding mill

Metso Outotec launches HRCe grinding mill

The HRCe follows on from the HRC HPGR which Metso launched in 2014.

Comminution

21 OCT 2020
CIMIC selling 50% of Thiess

CIMIC selling 50% of Thiess

Deal values the Thiess business at approximately A$4.3 billion.

Investment

19 OCT 2020
BHP not taking robo-train route

BHP not taking robo-train route

Company still believes technology is an increasingly important part of mining.

Sandvik battery loader rolled out

Sandvik battery loader rolled out

Sandvik lays claim to the first 18t battery loader.

Fleet

29 SEP 2020
Sandvik Automine concept unveiled

Sandvik Automine concept unveiled

Autonomous vehicle finds its own way, even in total darkness.

Fleet

29 SEP 2020
ABB in digital mine partnership at Granny Smith

ABB in digital mine partnership at Granny Smith

Collaboration is a step towards potentially automating some of the mine's operations.

Rolls-Royce sending Bergen engines to Iron Bridge

Rolls-Royce sending Bergen engines to Iron Bridge

Gensets will be integrated with a 150 MegaWatt solar photovoltaic farm and battery storage.

Bis adding automation abilities

Bis adding automation abilities

Bis is tapping into automation capabilities of Israel defence and aerospace group.

Agnew microgrid supplies up to 85% of power from renewables

Agnew microgrid supplies up to 85% of power from renewables

Storage system helping Agnew generate up to 85% of its electricity from renewables.

WesTrac tech training centre opens

WesTrac tech training centre opens

Centre focuses on developing the skills needed to operate autonomous mining equipment.

Innovation

28 AUG 2020
Another Rio Tinto robot contract for Scott

Another Rio Tinto robot contract for Scott

Company to provide and commission equipment for a lab at the Robe Valley mine.

Innovation

07 AUG 2020