It’s a complex time but rewards await the brave and the bold
The threats to mining companies are real. Everything is under the microscope, from social license to operate to how the commodity mix meets the world’s changing demands. And there’s the pressure to move underground as surface level ore depletes.
Not to mention the energy transition, which will impact every aspect of operations: from what we mine to how it’s used.
Amid these challenges, the pressure is on to improve productivity to counter the impact of lower grades from deeper ore bodies. We need to innovate in order to prosper.
This industry is not for the fainthearted.
Mining and a low-carbon future are inseparable
The solutions to climate change depend on mining. And mining depends on solutions to minimize impacts on the environment. The challenge is to change the way we do it, while supplying other businesses with the resources to do the same.
Mining companies can change the world in a future that hinges on widespread electrification. Many of the resources we help mine, process and transport, such as copper and lithium, are crucial in efforts to store and release energy. We’ll need these resources to bring hundreds of millions of people out of energy poverty.
There are opportunities aplenty to play a key role in the future of humanity for mining companies brave enough to embrace the new.
We’re in for the long haul
Out with the transactional model, in with long-term partnerships that help build the industry. We mine safely and responsibly with careful consideration for impacts on communities. We only work with companies that share a similar vision to ours. And we aren’t motivated by a lump of revenue.
Instead, we back ourselves to deliver exceptional service through the entire mining life cycle. As proof of this commitment, we take on significant risk if we don’t deliver. Our mining centers of excellence have established ways to streamline processes and breathe life into the strategy of your business. Our locally available technical expertise is complemented by our Global Integrated Delivery model.
We’ve seen lots of change during our 100+ years of experience
The risk of shying away from innovation and digital technologies far outweigh the risks of embracing the new.
From taking people out of unsafe working environments to predicting failures before they happen, we’re weaving digital into everything we do.
Innovation can have an immediate impact on your operations. In an iron ore project we’ve been working on in the Pilbara, our technological analysis unlocked an extra 1000 hours per annum of run time from a customer’s plant at no extra capital cost.
Digital was a running theme in our work for the proposed underground Wafi-Gulpu copper/gold project in Papua New Guinea. We created a sophisticated digital project design platform using SmartPlant design technology. This visualization helped the team to create operational efficiencies and cost savings that we couldn’t have unlocked before.
The world isn’t responding quickly enough
We need to decarbonize to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. But with over 11 per cent of global carbon energy consumption coming from mining, minerals and metals, decarbonization is one of the mining industry’s greatest challenges.
We understand the full picture and draw on expertise across all the sectors of our business, from water and environment to infrastructure and power. There's no business like ours with the expertise to offer reliable and affordable energy solutions that can change the way we mine.
We can’t predict everything about the future, but we’re nimble enough to support a sector that is changing by the day.
It’s an incredible time to be in mining.