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Orica engages Cognizant for data-based ESG reporting of Net Zero strategy

Cognizant is to deliver an environmental, social and governance (ESG) data strategy and digital platform to Orica that, it says, complements the explosives and blasting leader’s “Net Zero strategy” and, specifically, its A$37 million ($27 million) Kooragang Island Decarbonisation Project.

The digital platform is, through agile methods, expected to provide real-time reporting and forecasting of Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

As part of the agreement, Cognizant will leverage Orica’s existing technology investments, specifically its Microsoft Azure data lake, and provide Orica with a single ESG data platform.

This platform is expected to capture and curate Orica’s GHG emissions data, including structured, unstructured and real-time data, with the goal of enabling Orica to monitor, report and forecast its GHG emissions reductions and track the origination of Australian Carbon Credit Units.

Orica has installed catalyst abatement technology at its nitric acid production facility at Kooragang Island (pictured), forecasting a significant reduction in GHG emissions, specifically nitrous oxide. The Kooragang Island decarbonisation initiative is forecasted to provide cumulative emission reductions of 4.7 Mt of CO2e by 2030.

Chris Crozier, Chief Information Officer, Orica, said: “There is a growing market-driven need for large organisations in the resources industry to understand, report on and reduce their carbon footprint. As a major supplier to mining and construction companies, Orica also has an important role to play in reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions. As such, we needed a trusted partner with a similar focus on ESG goals and sustainability and one with an expertise in data analysis, AI, design and IoT. We look forward to working with Cognizant to help us achieve our own sustainability objectives, while we look for ways to support our customers meeting their own goals.”

Jonathan Smith, Sustainability Lead, ANZ, Cognizant, added: “Data is a crucial factor that allows companies to analyse their current emissions and measure against ESG goals over time, and we are incredibly proud of having been appointed as the data, AI and analytics partner for Orica to be able to measure Orica’s ESG efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.”

Orica has previously engaged Cognizant to move its IT infrastructure to the cloud to enable Orica to achieve higher levels of efficiency, agility and business impact and optimise operating costs.

Prestolite Electric equips new alternators with increased protection for mining

Prestolite Electric, a global manufacturer of alternators and starters, has introduced a new extreme-use product lineup, the IdlePro Extreme™ M-Series alternators, to boost performance and protection against dust and particle infiltration in mining applications.

The new product assortment includes a variety of voltage, amps and mounting configurations for extended flexibility and coverage in the field, it says.

Assembled in the US, the IdlePro Extreme M-Series alternators also include unique technologies that help extend service life and increase vehicle uptime by enhancing electrical system and engine performance, according to the company.

“This is a powerful, protected and uniquely capable mining design that delivers extra sealing against the invasive powder often generated during mining,” Jonathan Smith, Assistant Director of Sales and marketing, Prestolite, says. “The new IdlePro Extreme M-Series alternators include a robust, sealed housing to help substantially improve service life duration and our engineers also have added extra seals in front and behind the front bearing and in other areas of the alternator prone to contaminant infiltration.”

Packaged inside a lighter weight and lower maintenance package, each IdlePro Extreme M-Series high amp brushless alternator leads the industry in output at low engine speeds, while improving battery life, according to Prestolite.

The IdlePro Extreme M-Series alternators also include Prestolite Electric’s isolated ground technology, which protects engines from potentially severe electrolytic damage caused by stray voltage. This technology also eliminates electrical noise that can cause ghost or false engine codes that potentially result in unnecessary diagnostic troubleshooting and increased vehicle downtime.

The M-Series alternators available now include 24 V, 185 amp J-180 units (BLD4108M); 24 V, 250 amp J-180 units (BLD4102M); and 24 V, 275 amp J-180 units (BLD4106M).