Facebook wants to use solar powered Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to connect up to 66 percent of the planet, considered remote areas, with outdated or no internet service at all. On June 7 at the fourth-annual Global Connected Aircraft Summit, David Hansell, who serves as the leader of Facebook’s global aviation policy, gave an audience of satellite and aviation professionals an update on the company’s Aquila project.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the world's largest publicly traded copper miner, is "on a path" to get a new mining deal with Indonesia this year for its giant Grasberg mine, Chief Financial Officer Kathleen Quirk said on Thursday.
Ku-band Direct Satellite Internet is transforming communications across the Australasia regions serving a broader base of customers with a multitude of solutions. MegaSatCom is delivering a cost-effective, high speed broadband Ku-Band Satellite internet (up to 20Mbps) to maritime vessels, hotels, businesses, vehicles, oil rigs, mines, resorts and private homes.
According to new research from Accenture, four of five mining and metals companies expect to increase their spending on digital technologies over the next three years, with more than one-quarter (28 percent) planning significant investments and almost half (46 percent) citing digital as the biggest contributor to innovation.
Diversified firm, PT ABM Investama Tbk (ABMM) plans to try its hands into the logistics business to balance its coal industry business.
A number of Chinese firms are interested in investing into the coal processing industry in Indonesia.
“Companies need to apply the same rigor that underpins other change programs to their digital transformation. Only then will miners achieve the end-to-end process change the sector needs to achieve the next level of productivity.”
Future digital transformation of the mining and metals sector will be a critical enabler to addressing the industry’s productivity and margin challenges, according to the new EY report The digital disconnect: problem or pathway? However, the current rate of digital progress is out of sync with the scale of opportunity for many companies, the report finds.
Nickel touched a near one-year low of $8,700 per ton on the London Metal Exchange (LME) last week.