Process IQ, Orway Mineral Consultants and Perseus Mining have been announced as recipients of the METS Ignited Collaboration Award by the Hon Senator Matt Canavan at this year’s International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne.

The award celebrates collaborative partnerships between METS companies and mining firms who demonstrate a commitment to approaching industry or business opportunities collectively.

ProcessIQ, a metallurgy and process engineering business, partnered with two other METS companies – Orway Mineral Consultants and Mintek – to implement sensing, data acquisition and expert input improving grinding circuit operations for Perseus Mining, operators of the Edikan Gold Mine in Ghana.

Together they implemented a cloud-based data collection and transmission platform, that enables the relevant data to be delivered to Australian offices and then processed using real-time data analytics.

This world-first solution guarantees remote minesites are operating at their most productive levels and since implementation has significantly increased material distribution onsite.

As award recipients, ProcessIQ, Perseus Mining and partners are recognised as technology leaders in Australia’s METS sector as well as market leaders in Australia’s resources industry.

METS Ignited CEO Adrian Beer says collaboration like this is another example of what is achieved when companies across the industry come together to address specific industry challenges.

“It is the unique combination of mining knowledge and domain expertise, the practical application of technologies, and the latest digital skills in machine learning and data analytics, that is delivering globally competitive solutions from our sector.

“Our sector has a track record for successfully delivering new technology into industry, this has been the cornerstone for Australia’s leadership in the METS sector, and our world-class solutions will continue to be the catalyst for industry growth,” says Beer.

Runner up consortia – Minnovare and Northern Star Resources; and Premron, ACARP and Kestrel Coal – were also celebrated for their technology driven and innovative projects working to advance the METS sector.

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