Group 26

We are proud to be the first contract miner to deploy AI-powered autonomy for our customers, establishing safer, more productive and more cost-effective operations.

On 9 March 2022, we entered into a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SafeAI and Position Partners to retrofit our mixed fleet of haul trucks with autonomous hardware and software.

Following a successful six-month proof of concept trial at Capricorn’s Karlawinda Gold Operations in Western Australia, this agreement represents a significant next step in our partnership that will see us scale up our autonomy fleet over the coming years.

This next generation of autonomy has the potential to increase productivity and lower operating costs through more efficient movements which will reduce maintenance, tyre wear and fuel consumption.

The technology can be retrofitted to most types of equipment and can therefore be quickly implemented across a site or fleet. Most importantly, the introduction of autonomy will create safer outcomes for our clients by removing driver error and personnel exposure to injury or risk. At the same time, our autonomy won’t remove the need for people – it will create higher skilled roles supporting the vehicles and our team is excited by what this program could mean for the future of our business.