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Phil Bland, Curtin University profesor

Meet the WA scientist aiming to mine the dark side of the Moon

The dark depths of the Moon's craters don't sound like fun places to be - unless you're Phil Bland...

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WASM Professor of Automation Robert Solomon

‘Talk to me in algebra’: the data expert shaping a new generation of miners

As mining professionals of the future contemplate a career that may involve as much data as it does digging, it seems fitting that Dr Robert Solomon will help guide them along the way.

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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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WASM Automation Professor Robert Solomon

From slide rules to ‘the cloud’: Robert’s incredible mining journey

When Dr Robert Solomon started his career in the mid-1980s, the world was a far more manual place.

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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 electric ute being trialled by BHP

BHP takes first steps towards ‘electric ute’ transition in WA

BHP will become the latest WA miner to trial an ‘electric ute’ after announcing a new collaboration with Toyota.

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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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