The Asia Miner

JAN-MAR 2019

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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the asia miner • volume 16 • issue 1 45 PRODUCT NEWS Interlate, the producঞvity specialist in the mining industry, has partnered with Newcrest Mining Limited to provide expert decision support and near real-ঞme producঞvity improvement services to Newcrest's operaঞons in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Interlate's producঞvity improvement service combines mining experঞse, data science and Internet of Things- based technology. Interlate operates from a state-of-the-art Operaঞons Intelligence Centre in Brisbane. "We are pleased to announce our partnership with Interlate to deliver their near real-ঞme monitoring soluঞon for our operaঞons," said Craig Jetson, Execuঞve General Manager Lihir and Cadia. "Remote support that leverages advanced data analyঞcs is a key part of our operaঞonal improvement strategy. Interlate's SenঞnelTM service is the soluঞon we were looking for, enabling those improvements to be sustained in the future." Mr Jetson said that Interlate's ability to rapidly idenঞfy significant value-adding iniঞaঞves made the decision to partner with the company easy. "Given their experience in remote monitoring, their soluঞon provides us a 'safe on-ramp' into this space, without closing the door on developing our own capabiliঞes in this area internally in the future," conঞnued Mr Jetson. David Meldrum, the CEO of Interlate said that by working together, Newcrest and Interlate have already discovered significant producঞvity improvement opportuniঞes in Newcrest's operaঞons, which could contribute millions of dollars in profit each year. "This value will steadily increase as Newcrest realises further gains from the real-ঞme producঞvity improvement services," concluded Mr Meldrum. Newcrest partners with Interlate to amplify the productivity of its operations Newcrest and Interlate strike a new partnership Tenova HYL, a Tenova company leader in direct reducঞon, will supply a DRI Micro-Module to China's Sinosteel Equipment and Engineering for the project of Empresa Siderúrgica del Mutún at Puerto Suárez, Bolivia. Tenova HYL's Direct Reducঞon technology will be used for the first stage of the project, which will include a 250,000 metric t/year DRI facility, a 650,000 metric t/year concentraঞon plant, a 400,000 metric t/year pelleঞzing facility for Mina El Mutún and a steel plant with a conঞnuous caster and rolling mill with a total capacity of 190,000 metric t/year of long products. "A[er the recent successful projects in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America, we are pleased that the first DR plant built in South America in the last 20 years will use the state- of-the-art ENERGIRON technology. This strategic project will promote a sustainable industrial development in Bolivia", said Stefano Maggiolino, President and CEO at Tenova HYL. This cost-effecঞve Micro Module will use the state-of- the-art ENERGIRON Zero-Reformer (ZR) Process and will be capable of supplying the melt shop with high quality Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) with metallizaঞon levels of 94 per cent and an adjustable high carbon content in the range of 3 to 4 per cent. "It is very significant for us that ESM and Sinosteel chose our technology for the construcঞon of this cornerstone in what surely is the beginning of the steelmaking industry in Bolivia", commented Rubén Rodríguez, Sales Manager at Tenova HYL. The 250,000 metric t/year Micro-Module Plant is expected to be in operaঞon in mid-2021. Tenova HYL to supply DRI Micro-Module to Sinosteel's Bolivian project (L-R): Stefano Maggiolino, Tenova HYL President and CEO; Lu Pengcheng, Sinosteel Chairman; Cesar Navarro, Bolivia Minister of Mining and Metallurgy; Liang Yu, Ambassador of China in Bolivia; Rubén Rodríguez, Tenova HYL Sales Manager.

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