Hitachi joins forces with UNIDO, Japanese & Zambian Governments to help train mining equipment operators in Zambia
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Hitachi joins forces with UNIDO, Japanese & Zambian Governments to help train mining equipment operators in Zambia
September 29, 2021

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Government of Japan, the Government of Zambia, and Hitachi Construction Machinery company are joining forces to address the growing demand for skilled equipment operators in Zambia’s construction and mining industries. With the shift in Zambian economy towards more capital and skill-intensive sectors such as mining, construction, transportation[…]

MTS, Ericsson deploy Russia’s first commercial 5G-ready private network at Polymetal’s Nezhda
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MTS, Ericsson deploy Russia’s first commercial 5G-ready private network at Polymetal’s Nezhda
September 27, 2021

Mobile TeleSystems PJSC, a leading provider of media and digital services, has completed the construction and launch of operations of what it says is Russia’s first commercial 5G-ready Private network at Polymetal International plc’s Nezhdaninskoye gold deposit in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The planned installation of the network, built on the Ericsson Dedicated Networks[…]

Modular Mining & Immersive Technologies launch Guided Spotting simulation system
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Modular Mining & Immersive Technologies launch Guided Spotting simulation system
September 24, 2021

Modular Mining, a Komatsu technology brand, and Immersive Technologies, a Komatsu subsidiary, have announced support for ProVision Guided Spotting for Immersive Technologies’ range of haul truck simulator Conversion Kits. The Guided Spotting simulation was developed to accelerate the deployment of Modular Mining’s Guided Spotting system without impacting production. By uniting Immersive Technologies’ and Modular Mining’s[…]

Murray & Roberts Cementation helping underground clients take the digital route with their mobile fleets
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Murray & Roberts Cementation helping underground clients take the digital route with their mobile fleets
September 22, 2021

As the mineral sector seeks safer and more automated operations in line with the ‘smart mining’ vision, leading underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation is making good progress with its own digitisation strategy. According to Mike Wells, Managing Director of Murray & Roberts Cementation, its new projects are increasingly embracing the power of digital[…]

Hexagon, Volvo Construction Equipment to collaborate on autonomous safety systems
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Hexagon, Volvo Construction Equipment to collaborate on autonomous safety systems
September 14, 2021

Hexagon’s Mining division has announced an agreement with Volvo Construction Equipment to provide autonomous safety systems for the mining industry. This pact would allow Volvo CE off-road mining vehicles to be equipped with Hexagon Level-9 vehicle intervention technology, the companies say. The independent and interoperable HxGN MineProtect Vehicle Intervention System (VIS) provides brake and drive-by-wire[…]