Automation is also being applied to safety equipment.
Payback period is estimated to be 2.6 years
Production stripping will begin for the Stage 5 cutback in September
Collaboration group is working towards establishing a technology pilot by late 2021.
As part of the second stage Newcrest wants to further ramp up the plant to 35Mtpa.
Decision had been expected after a maiden resource was reported last month
Project aims to increase the reliability of the electrical supply to raise the mine's output.
MacLean water cannon patched into Epiroc automation control system.
Engineering group tapped for development at Newcrest project.
The Igneo system's HTD150 detonators can withstand up to 150 degrees centigrade for up to 48 hours.
Miner joins several other miners in coalition circle.
Newcrest had been concerned it would run out of water due to drought