Thiess partners with Augment Technologies on blast movement solutions

Thiess has announced that it has partnered with Augment Technologies, saying it marks a significant step forward in its commitment to innovation and excellence in the mining industry. Through this partnership, it will be leveraging Augment Technologies’ ‘groundbreaking’ AI-driven 3D blast movement software to create a Muckpile Block Model™.

The global mining services provider adds: “With the Muckpile Block Model™ we are set to revolutionise our operations in providing accurate understanding of ore loss and dilution after a blast, enabling operations upstream and downstream to make better decisions. At Thiess, we believe in harnessing the power of people and technology to drive sustainable change and improve outcomes for our clients and stakeholders. This collaboration with Augment Technologies aligns perfectly with our vision of integrating cutting-edge solutions to stay ahead in the industry.”

Augment Technologies says that its cornerstone Ore Movement Policy (OMP) “is the first and only blast movement solution that makes use of a physics engine and machine learning to transform the ore control block model into an accurate Muckpile Block Model™ within minutes after a blast. For the first time high resolution and high fidelity information flows through the mine value chain to minimise ore loss and dilution, optimise ore control and improve metal recovery.”