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FMG dumptrucks in operation at Cloudbreak

F1 edge to power electric mining truck development

Fortescue Metals Group has announced an agreement with Williams Advanced Engineering to design and implement a battery system to power an electric mining haul truck.

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FMG's autonomous ute

Driverless utes making maintenance easier at WA mine site

The mobile maintenance crew at FMG's Christmas Creek mine site previously faced more than 330,000 kilometres a year behind the wheel just to collect equipment and parts. Now those items are being brought to them...

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Nomadic Energy's solar installation at Carosue Dam

The redeployable solar offering flexibility to remote WA mine sites

Timing is often of the essence for mine sites considering renewable energy - but some WA innovation is giving them more flexible options.

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Premier Coal Guardvant system

The technological solution keeping miners safe at work…and beyond

Automated safety solutions that sound like something out of a science fiction film are being employed at mine sites across WA.

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Johnathan and Henry Taitt run Redrock Drilling

‘Just do it’: how a family-owned WA mining business went carbon neutral

Henry Taitt has a simple message for any of his mining counterparts looking at going carbon neutral.

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The Gruyere gold mine will be part-powered by a huge solar farm

Gruyere set for a big slice of solar power

Another big gold mine in WA is going solar in a move that could reduce emissions by 16,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.  The Gruyere mine, located some 200 kilometres north-east of Laverton, will have a renewable energy microgrid that will include a solar farm comprising 25,000 panels, capable of producing 13 megawatts of power with a 4.4MW battery energy storage system.  That […]

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Jayson Meyers geologist

How a Californian kid became a WA outback explorer

Jayson Meyers never imagined that childhood trips into the US desert would lead to a thrilling career on the other side of the globe.

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Lake Kepwari - then and now

World-class WA rehab transforms old coal mine into aquatic playground

It's now the best part of 25 years since the Western Five mine in Collie closed. But now the site has been given new and remarkable life.

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Indonesian Asteroid

Coffin-maker dodges asteroid death, becomes instant millionaire

This is one of the rare occasions in life when a meteorite hitting your house is the equivalent of winning the lottery.

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‘Instant’ Aussie diamonds could provide a cutting edge on mine sites

Just as Superman once made coal into diamonds with his bare hands, Australian scientists have found a way to produce diamonds at room temperature.

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