World-first autonomous road train project steps up a gear in WA

Mineral Resources seems to have hit paydirt with its autonomous road train project – announcing a world-first success from a platoon hauling a cumulative 900 tonnes of iron ore. 

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Giant wind turbines to power major WA nickel processing operations

A wind farm with turbines measuring 200m in height is set to help provide the power requirements of three of BHP’s major nickel processing operations in WA. 

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Tech makes resources careers much more than a virtual reality

Thanks to augmented and virtual reality, workers don't even have to go to site to learn key skills or diagnose technical issues.

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Sad demise for the giant plane which captivated WA

The Antonov An-225 drew tens of thousands of spectators when it touched down in Perth in 2016.

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World-first as electric underground mining-truck goes on trial in WA’s Goldfields 

The electrification of WA’s mining sector is set to step up a notch with the trial of the world’s largest battery-electric underground mining truck in the north-eastern Goldfields.

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The WA tech company aiming to make mining and resources a meta place 

RemSense and Steven Brown started out in the drone photography business - but soon realised they were headed somewhere far more exciting.

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Aussie tech could help mining’s rubber bounce back into something useful

There could soon be a commercial scale option to turn used mining tyres into something useful, in a very cyclical kind of way. 

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Rio Tinto takes aim at electric train fleet for the Pilbara

The trains will be recharged at purpose-built stations at ports or mines and will also be capable of producing additional energy through a regenerative brake system.

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World-first autonomous road train ambition for WA miner

World-first autonomous road trains have been identified as the way of the future for one leading WA iron ore miner.  Mineral Resources recently announced a partnership with specialist Hexagon, to develop an autonomous road solution that would allow triple-trailer trains to haul ore from the Ashburton Hub project to the Port of Ashburton.  Road train convoys […]

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Winds of change: how a WA mine site took a leap of faith and won

Back in 2018, Gold Fields Executive Vice President Australasia Stuart Mathews asked the rest of the company’s board to take a risk.

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