Wood has been awarded a new contract by Minera Centinela SA to support the studies of centralisation of monitoring and control for its mining operations. Under this contract, Wood will prepare a pre-feasibility study for a technologically-advanced integrated operations centre, including cloud data storage and information management for its operations, easily accessible from anywhere in the world. The next generation of mining and minerals operations will increasingly rely on digitisation and technology. Wood says it is extremely well placed to execute such projects having extensive expertise in both mining and minerals and automation and control sectors.
Bob MacDonald, CEO of Specialist Technical Solutions at Wood said: “This win is a powerful example of a revenue synergy achieved through the combination of Amec Foster Wheeler and Wood Group’s global capabilities in copper mine production, automation and control systems integration. Having worked with Minera Centinela over the past several years, we are excited to demonstrate our enhanced value and ability to deliver efficient integrated customer solutions that optimise performance. The new operations center will improve the management, productivity and efficiency of the mining process, providing Centinela with a modern operation, able to centrally store, access and manage large volumes of data online remotely.” Minera Centinela is part of Antofagasta Minerals, the leading private mining group in Chile. It is currently the seventh largest copper producer in the country and the fifteenth worldwide.