Mining equipment manufacturer Epiroc has entered a “strategic partnership” with Newcrest ahead of the Australian gold major’s circa-US$19 billion acquisition by Newmont Mining.
Details were, somewhat customarily, light on, but the newly minted memorandum of understanding between Epiroc and Newcrest aimed “to take a holistic approach towards the entire mining process at several of Newcrest’s mines”.
“The mining industry’s future will be forged through partnerships, not solitary efforts,” the miner’s group manager directional studies and innovation, Tony Sprague, said in a joint statement.
Epiroc said its “automation, digitalisation and electrification solutions” underpinned its offering.
“This clearly marks the next phase of our already strong partnership with Newcrest,” Epiroc underground senior customer success manager, Lars Bergkvist, said.
“With a solution-focused and value-driven mindset, our shared ambition is to develop future solutions and implement our proven technologies in Newcrest’s operations.”
Newcrest has gold and copper mines in Australia, Canada and Papua New Guinea.