The mining ecosystem is a major driver of the global economy, a focus of significant investment and a catalyst for growth across numerous industries. To supply the resources used across the world today and in the future, Hexagon’s full mining lifecycle solutions — from planning, operations and safety to enterprise intelligence and reclamation — enable scalable and sustainable operations across this vast and critical ecosystem.
Weathering the perfect storm
Mines operate in a complex ecosystem characterised by price volatility, increasing operational challenges and shifting regulations. Operators face accelerating disruption against a backdrop of declining ore body grades, decreasing availability of tier-one assets, continued focus on shareholder returns and a mandate to adopt sustainable practices.
The World Bank, for example, estimates that the green energy transition alone will require roughly 500 billion kilograms of copper within the next 25 years. The ore grade of this metal is down from 4% a century ago to well under 1% now (and falling). Copper mining isn’t just affected by natural resource pressures; it embodies natural resource constraints.
Hexagon’s approach to smart mining is empowering mines to do more with less, and to do it sustainably by improving safety and increasing efficiency, productivity and profitability — all while accelerating the mine’s journey to carbon neutrality.
Extracting a mine’s total value
Hexagon is unique in its ability to deliver a smart digital reality across the entire life of a mine. Sensors and software digitalise and connect people, processes and workflows to maximise productivity, safety and sustainability, to transform mines into holistic, situationally aware, self-learning, autonomous and connected ecosystems.
Hexagon goes beyond traditional smart mining technology to empower customers to create, capture and deliver 100% of a mine’s value throughout the life of the mine.
Hexagon’s life-of-mine solutions elevate beyond smart mining to connect and leverage data from planning to operations and from safety to sustainable reclamation, enabling optimal extraction of a mine’s potential value — safely, sustainably and profitably through:
- Drill and blast
- Material movement
- Survey and monitoring
Empower the mine exploration process with the ability to store, manage and analyse drillhole data, perform geological interpretation of deposits and generate accurate block models.
Access powerful 3D modelling and simulation, data visualisation and planning software for geologists and engineers that supports seamless workflows from exploration to production.
Calculate and analyse the efficiency of each step in the drill and blast process via a tailored feedback loop to ensure continuous improvement through accuracy and precision.
Execute successful material movement through planning, fleet management, safety and slope monitoring powered by integrated mining technology.
Enable quick and informed decision-making with intelligent and comprehensive monitoring solutions that don’t compromise on safety or productivity.