1-Year-On: Northern Star Resources Continue Reaping Benefits from Minnovare Drill & Blast Technology
This was originally published by Minnovare.
Minnovare implemented the Production Optimiser system at one of NSR’s operations in March 2018 – running three long hole production rigs. This was followed by a second operation in August 2018, also running three long hole rigs.
Northern Star Resources Production Driller, Paul Day, using Production Optimiser technologie in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Image Credit: Minnovare
The Production Optimiser technology works independently of the rig’s on-board systems to deliver greater speed, accuracy and reliability in rig setup - leading to greater drilling accuracy and optimum blasts.
Jeff Brown, Principal Innovation and Technology at NSR; “We’ve seen average drilled meters across our Kalgoorlie operations increase by up to 33%. That’s a significant impact, which has been underpinned by this technology. The follow-on from that increase is an equally significant impact to the productivity, and ultimately, profitability of our operations. It’s a prime example of a new technology can quickly add value to multiple areas – producing a better business outcome”.
Due to the success achieved from the Production Optimiser, NSR have entered into an official ‘Collaboration Agreement’ with Minnovare.
Jeff Brown: “This [agreement] will help fast-track a number of new product developments currently in the pipeline, that we see as having the potential to make just as big an impact on our operations. That’s exciting and promising for us as we look to develop and expand on our assets”.
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