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Orcoda’s OWLS software platform to be used at Kestrel’s coal operation

Orcoda Limited says its wholly-owned subsidiary Orcoda Resource Logistics has signed a software as a service (SaaS) contract with Kestrel Coal Pty Ltd.

Kestrel is one of the world’s largest producing underground metallurgical coal mines that produces around 7 Mt/y of metallurgical coal from its mine in the Bowen Basin of Queensland, Australia.

The Orcoda Workforce Logistics System (OWLS) provides a tailored solution to manage and oversee the workforce accommodation of Kestrel Coal’s 700-strong employees and contractors on site to enhance automation, efficiency and compliance, according to Orcoda.

The SaaS contract is for an initial term of three years and the expected revenue is made up of an initial implementation fee plus a monthly licence fee with a contract value of A$255,000 ($177,384), which could increase if Kestrel Coal later adopts additional features from the OWLS platform.

Geoff Jamieson, Orcoda Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to offer a solution to Kestrel Coal for managing and optimising their workforce accommodation on site. Our OWLS platform was specifically developed to manage mobile workforces in people-intensive industries that involve significant remote workforce management procedures, which are manually intensive at present. This means there is often limited visibility in the onboarding-to-roster cycle and between different teams within an organisation. Orcoda believes our software and contracting expertise will deliver significant benefits to Kestrel Coal and other similar companies in the natural resources/infrastructure industries.”

Orcoda and Minset to carry out maintenance shutdown at BHP mine

Orcoda’s Resource Logistics Division has signed a service supply agreement with Minset that will see the two companies carry out a planned maintenance shutdown of one of BHP’s operational mines.

The service will take around a month to complete with revenue of A$35,000 ($25,103), Orcoda said.

Orcoda said the project, which is to commence on January 22, involves using Orcoda’s management platform and processes, supported by the Minset team, to undertake a live planned maintenance shutdown on an operational mine.

“This live shutdown follows the recent successful execution of the previously announced trial mine shutdown service,” Orcoda, which previously traded as SmartTrans Holdings, said.

In this partnership with Minset, and in cooperation with the BHP in-house maintenance team, Orcoda is implementing a real time, mine shutdown, which involves coordinating 350 sub-contracted workers. The platform and process can be used to scale to other mines and maintenance schedules, according to Orcoda.

Andrew Attrill, Minset Director, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Orcoda to implement their digital products to optimise shutdowns. We know this will be an important evolution in improving shutdown performance across the resources industry.”