OEM-agnostic autonomous haulage system provider ASI Mining was recently welcomed to the Australian Automation & Robotics Precinct (AARP). ASI Mining has also selected Meridian Park at Neerabup as the site of its Australian office to facilitate its access to the AARP.
The Utah-based company will bring its mining equipment automation systems to the Meridian Park industrial estate at Neerabup to secure access to the AARP testing facilities. ASI Mining is currently deploying its Mobius autonomous haulage system (AHS) solution, together with its deployment partner global mining technology leader Epiroc, at the Roy Hill iron ore mine in the Pilbara, where it is retrofitting the miner’s complete haul truck fleet of 96 trucks.
The AARP states that ASI Mining will use the space to develop further and grow purpose-built advanced robotic automated systems for the mining industry. It will also operate key functions from Neerabup, including all global AHS oversight and deployment support, global technology support and AHS product management.
Work has also begun on a A$7.3 million world-class Common User Facility operations building, including lab and warehouse spaces, training and meeting rooms, and co-working and collaboration areas. The facility will act as the AARP Headquarters and will run on emission-free solar power connected to a battery and microgrid network.
The 51 ha AARP is Australia’s largest industrial precinct specialising in automation, robotics, remote operations and zero emissions technology, operated by national innovation ecosystem and infrastructure builder CORE Innovation Hub.