Delta Drone to provide LiDAR for Newmont's Ahafo project

Delta Drone International, a global drones-as-a-service provider, has been re-appointed by Newmont Corp subsidiary Newmont Ghana Gold for light detection and ranging (LiDAR) services at its Ahafo project in Ghana.
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Delta Drone's drone-based LiDAR solution will create an accurate 3D model of the region and its surface characteristics to map new areas for the mine. It will also mitigate potential risks prior to the commencement of construction for the mine expansion.

Christopher Clark, CEO of Delta Drone International, said that the renewal of its contract by Newmont to use advanced drone techniques for several types of project applications is a testament to Delta Drone's specialist expertise and drones-as-a-service model.

He added: "Using the latest in drone LiDAR technology, we can fly with this sensor in a fixed-wing drone, allowing us to map new areas and essentially compete with manned LiDAR, but at a lower price point."

He noted that Delta Drone is seeing increased demand to create digital elevation models using its LiDAR capability, as it allows its clients to see the topography below thick forest and other surface vegetation. This gives them more accurate data to determine the suitability of a site for certain types of infrastructure and how a site may be used.

Clark concluded: "The trust our enterprise customers place in us to help solve these types of challenges through a fully outsourced solution is the reason we have long-standing customer relationships and are the go-to drones-as-a-service provider in Africa."

Last month, Delta Drones won contracts from Barrick Gold in Mali and Rustenberg Platinum Mines in South Africa. In June, South32 renewed its contract in South Africa for a further five years.