Salares Norte will feature ABB automation systems
40MW solar plant will generate over 20% of the mine's average consumption
The network will use 150 sensors for operational processes,
Company to build a 40MW PV plant to increase reliability of South Deep power supply.
Technology-agnostic automation seen as the way forward at Granny Smith.
Pandemic exposed how fragile the supply chain process can be.
Automation "is reimaging every facet of mining"
First gold expected in early 2023
Project expected to save Gold Fields US$7.4 milion in energy costs over the next decade.
Agnew was the first mine in Australia to integrate large-scale wind energy.
MineProtect also includes operator alertness, personal alert and tracking radar.
Technology trials aim to improve processes in Chilean mining and make them safer.