FLSmidth, a Denmark-based provider of mining technology, and technology provider AVEVA have signed a partnership to develop digitally enabled solutions and services for the mining industry to improve productivity and efficiency.
The parties said the agreement would accelerate the digitalisation of the mining industry and allow miners to benefit from improved performance.
FLSmidth said it would use AVEVA's technology to integrate and provide various digitally-enabled services to customers securely; the AVEVA PI System will serve as the central digital platform across FLSmidth's operations.
Mikko Tepponen, the chief digital officer at FLSmidth, said the partnership would accelerate the company's digital journey and create a more secure, standardised and connected mine.
"It [the partnership] is a significant step that enables miners to move from the optimisation of individual pieces of equipment to full flowsheet efficiency: This is where the major benefits of digital solutions lie," Tepponen said.
"We are extremely excited about what we will soon offer customers to improve uptime, operational efficiency, productivity and, of course, sustainability."
Peter Herweck, CEO of AVEVA, also commented: "Our new partnership with FLSmidth will accelerate the transition to more sustainable mining operations by integrating world-leading processes and energy technologies for enhanced asset performance at every level."
In March 2022, AVEVA signed an agreement with Weir Minerals to simplify data access and to share and establish the practice of smart technologies such as artificial intelligence.