COVID-19 accelerates progress towards smart mines

COVID-19 accelerates progress towards smart mines

The pandemic has escalated the need for a sustainable mining sector.

Innovation

03 JULY 2020
Jimblebar temporary halt was due to safety briefing

Jimblebar temporary halt was due to safety briefing

Operations recommenced after several hours and there was no impact to production.

BHP's Jimblebar briefly suspended

BHP's Jimblebar briefly suspended

Low-level safety incidents were blamed for the suspension.

Fleet

19 MAY 2020
BHP employees test positive for COVID-19

BHP employees test positive for COVID-19

Major implements further measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Covid-19

08 APRIL 2020
Miners turn to homemade hand sanitiser

Miners turn to homemade hand sanitiser

Homemade hand sanitiser is becoming the go-to for some miners

Covid-19

02 APRIL 2020
Procedures crystallise in Aussie COVID-19 response

Procedures crystallise in Aussie COVID-19 response

Some clarity is starting to emerge on what procedures miners need to implement in Australia

Covid-19

27 MARCH 2020
BHP offers coronavirus support for Australian communities

BHP offers coronavirus support for Australian communities

New initiatives come after relief for suppliers was announced last week

Covid-19

23 MARCH 2020
NRW wins Olympic Dam airport contract

NRW wins Olympic Dam airport contract

Contracting arm to upgrade Roxby Downs airport ahead of mine expansion decision

Transport

18 MARCH 2020
Miners collaborate on green hydrogen

Miners collaborate on green hydrogen

BHP, FMG, Anglo and Hatch to explore accelerated decarbonisation

Sustainability

18 MARCH 2020
Autonomous trucks for BHP's Newman East

Autonomous trucks for BHP's Newman East

BHP plans to introduce 20 autonomous trucks at its Newman East (Eastern Ridge) mine in Australia

Fleet

04 MARCH 2020
Babylon adds to services offered for BHP Nickel West

Babylon adds to services offered for BHP Nickel West

Power generation and dewatering contract worth A$9 million (US$6 million)

Maintenance

04 FEBRUARY 2020
Chile's seawater, energy demand to grow significantly

Chile's seawater, energy demand to grow significantly

Mining's seawater desalination use to grow 156% through 2030

Sustainability

27 JANUARY 2020