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DEC 2018

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98 E&MJ • DECEMBER 2018 www.e-mj.com SUPPLIERS REPORT BelAZ to integrate VIST's automation technology in the latter's heavy equip- ment. VIST Robotics is described as a resident of the Skolkovo Foundation. The announcement comes as BelAZ show- cased the VIST Intelligent Mine project, a system of using digital technologies to manage production processes at open mines, built on Industry 4.0 solutions. Para Resources to Award Mine Operations Contract Para Resources Inc. reported it is negoti- ating an underground mining operations contract for the Gold Road mine, located in Mohave County, Arizona, USA. Work is calendared to start in mid-November. The rehabilitated plant will be commissioned in December with an expected production of 250 metric tons per day (mt/d) ini- tially, graduating to 500 mt/d. The first gold pour is set for early December. All the long-lead capital orders have been placed, the company reported. Newmont Partners for Biodiversity Preservation The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Newmont Mining Corp. entered a three-year collaborative agreement to identify ways the latter can meet its global targets to achieve no net loss in biodiversity, and net gains where possible, the miner reported. The IUCN will conduct independent reviews at select mine sites using the Biodiversity Net Gain Protocol. The first site visit was conducted in August at Newmont's operations in Nevada, USA, and future visits are planned for the company's other re- gions. Data gathered through the reviews will be used to de- sign and implement enhanced biodiversi- ty conservation pro- grams at Newmont's global mine sites and for knowledge sharing with IUCN members, the union reported. The IUCN is com- posed of both gov- ernment and civil society organizations with 1,300 member organizations and more than 13,000 experts. New Website for Conveyor Solutions Converge Engineering announced its new website, ConvergeBelting.com, which, the company reported, provides new and existing customers with a comprehensive resource for replacement conveyor belting and accessories. The site provides infor- mation on conveyor accessories, scales, sensors, control panels, safety upgrades, pulleys, take-up frames, bearings, idlers and power transmission parts. Consultant Opens Office in Moscow AMC Consultants announced the opening of its ninth office, located in Moscow. The office will provide a gateway for clients in Russia to access the global AMC team, the company reproted. AMC hosted an opening ceremony in October to coincide with MINEX Russia 2018. The Ambassa- dor of Australia to the Russian Federation joined senior AMC personnel in officially opening the office. Dassault Partners With ATC Williams for Digital Twin Dassault Systemes announced it entered an agreement with tailings solutions con- sultants ATC Williams to develop water sustainability management solutions for Australia's mining industry utilizing the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. A key solution will focus on mine tailings management. The companies will create a digital twin of future tailings facility operations to simulate complex water recovery process- es in the virtual world, and find ways to preserve as much water as possible from tailings on a mine site. Partnership for Digital Twin Solution Atos, supplier of digital transformation solutions, and Bentley Systems, supplier of comprehensive software solutions for infrastructure construction, announced a strategic partnership through which they will offer a complete cloud-based digital twin solution. The solution is expected to enable immersive visibility, real-time monitoring, performance analysis, remote control, and operational training, the com- panies reported. Bentley and Atos have previously worked together on several manufacturing client projects. The part- nership was initiated through the Atos and Siemens Global Strategic Alliance, which effectively introduced the companies. Newmont partnered with the IUCN on biodiversity preservation. Above, the latter visits one of the former's Nevada sites in August. (Photo: Newmont) AMC hosted an opening ceremony in early October attended by the Ambassador of Australia to the Russian Federation Peter Tesch, AMC's Managing Director Patrick Smith, and other senior AMC personnel. (Photo: AMC)

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