TECHNOLOGY

Robo rockbreakers into the Deep Mill Level Zone

IN A world-first project Freeport Indonesia has rolled out a fleet of fully autonomous mobile rockbreakers at its West Papuan gold and copper mine in partnership with Remote Control Technologies.

An operator in Freeports ROR and, inset, one of the mobile rockbreakers.

An operator in Freeports ROR and, inset, one of the mobile rockbreakers.

Freeport's corporate policies call for the removal of personnel from working in areas of the Grasberg block cave and Deep Mill Level Zone, which are prone to wet muck rushes. To comply with policy,...

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