Roy Hill expands with Aqura

25 November, 2021

Roy Hill expands with Aqura! Roy Hill has made moves to expand a private 4G LTE network at its Pilbara iron ore mining operations in Western Australia. They recently contracted Aqura Technologies, previously worked on the initial network in early 2021. 

Travis Young, Aqura chief executive officer said it was pleasing to be granted the opportunity to extend its partnership with another major mining company.

“We are very pleased to have our performance, quality and value-driven approach recognised by Roy Hill through the form of this new contract following the highly successful outcomes delivered in our initial engagement earlier this year,” Young said.

The mining operation has a nameplate capacity of about 72 million tonnes per annum and is located 350 km south-west of Port Headland. 

Travis Young highlighted that the initial installation and successful commissioning of the first phase in early 2021, was a key component of the extended partnership.

“The installation and successful commissioning of the first phase within such a short timeframe proved critical in validation work of Roy Hill’s autonomous haulage and broader digitisation programs. This project further builds upon Aqura’s leadership in the delivery of high-performance, advanced private LTE networks across resources, oil and gas and infrastructure projects throughout Australia.”

The project is estimated to wrap up in June 2022. The Roy Hill contract follows a strong year for Aqura which included contracts with BHP, Fortescue Metal Groups and federal funding for the commercialisation of 5G LTE networks in mining applications.

This article is an extract from Australian Mining.