May 17, 2020

Newmont Mining signs three-year agreement for Project C.U.R.E

Newmont Mining
Project C.U.R.E
Operations
mine sites
Admin
2 min
Newmont Mining signs three-year agreement for Project C.U.R.E
Newmont Mining continues to lead by example. The Colorado-based mining company announced yesterday a three-year agreement with Project C.U.R.E to provid...

Newmont Mining continues to lead by example. The Colorado-based mining company announced yesterday a three-year agreement with Project C.U.R.E to provide $8 million in medical supplies to developing countries as well as life-saving training for health providers.

The partnership will see Newmont contribute $200,000 a year for the next three years towards the project, including exchanging health care knowledge, experience and contacts in Ghana, Indonesia, Peru and Suriname. In addition, Newmont Mining employees will continue to assist Project C.U.R.E by packing medical supplies and making special donations to local health facilities.

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“Newmont is proud to continue its support for the life-saving work Project C.U.R.E. does in developing countries around the world,” said Elaine Dorward-King, Newmont’s Executive Vice President for Sustainability and External Relations.

“Our two organizations are aligned in purpose, and our partnership gives us the means to improve lives by equipping health care professionals with the resources, tools and training necessary to help people in need.”

As the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to development countries, Project C.U.R.E is dedicated to bridging the health resource gaps around the world. The organization does so by empowering doctors and nurses with the tools needed to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform surgery and provide safe childbirth.

Newmont has been actively involved in the Project C.U.R.E since 2004. The company has already contributed more than $1.2 million to the global health care efforts, including:

Delivering nearly $9 million in medical supplies and training for health care personnel in Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Peru and Suriname

Donating critical support – including protective gear, isolation facilities and thermal scanners – to help combat the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa

Providing supplies for wound care and medical examinations at health facilities in Haiti during the cholera outbreak

Supporting neonatal resuscitation training as part of a “Helping Babies Breathe” program, and sponsoring a four-day medical clinic for nearly 1,000 people near Newmont’s operations in Ghana

Providing medical supplies to six health care facilities in Suriname near Newmont’s Merian project

“This partnership has really been a full integration of both of our organizations,” said Dr. Douglas Jackson, President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E. “The goal is to create infrastructure improvement, so that the whole system gets better. We want the employees at Newmont, the stakeholders and all the communities around the mine sites to be healthy.”

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Jun 2, 2021

Ericsson Private 5G to transform secure on-site connectivity

Ericsson
Boliden
5G
Smart Mining
3 min
Ericsson Private 5G is a next-gen private cellular 4G & 5G network tailored to drive Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation of industries like mining

Ericsson has launched Ericsson Private 5G. It offers secure and simple 4G LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity primarily targeting manufacturing, mining and process industries, offshore and power utilities, as well as ports and airports.

 

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Ericsson Private 5G optimizes and simplifies business operations with cloud-based network management, keeps sensitive data on-premise, has zero downtime upgrades and guarantees high performance through Service-Level Agreements (SLAs).

It is easily installed within hours at any facility and can be scaled to support larger coverage areas, more devices and higher capacity when needed. The product is designed to be flexible and will support a range of deployment sizes, depending on requirements, to suit varied needs. Businesses can manage their networks and integrate with IT/OT systems via an open API.

5G

Ericsson Private 5G builds upon Ericsson’s 4G/5G radio and dual mode core technology, enabling a wide variety of use cases for both indoor and outdoor environments while integrating well with business operations, devices and applications. As a result, companies can improve productivity, give their customers more value and provide better working environments for employees.

Innovative use cases include tracking assets and real-time automation to improve productivity in warehouses, and a digital twin that can help to optimize manufacturing operations. Efficient quality inspections can also be performed via augmented reality or smart surveillance drones to increase worker safety, particularly in potentially hazardous environments such as ports and mines.

Boliden

Ericsson already has a significant track record of operational 4G and 5G private network deployments with customers worldwide. Ericsson Private 5G builds on the success of that solution portfolio and deployment insights, as well as insights from projects such as 5G-Industry Campus Europe.

Peter Burman, Program Manager Mine Automation, at Swedish mining company Boliden, commented: “Automation, and safety through automation in our mining operations is an absolute must for us. Ericsson Private 5G is exactly what Boliden needs to bring high quality, fast and secure connectivity into potentially hazardous environments allowing us to mobilize efficiency and safety improving use cases.

Niels König, Coordinator 5G-Industry Campus Europe, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT added: “Private 5G networks are highly attractive for producing companies because of the uncompromised performance that 5G can bring, allowing them to tackle the challenges of production. Efficiently deploying and using network solutions in enterprises requires simplicity in installation, flexibility in connecting to existing production IT and lean operations while at the same time being able to scale the network to meet future challenges. Ericsson Private 5G delivers exactly these capabilities.”

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Enterprise Networks

Leo Gergs, Senior Analyst, ABI Research, noted: “With this new offering, Ericsson will be able to address key trends in the enterprise cellular market.  The value proposition will appeal to operators and service providers as the solution hides technology complexity and therefore reduces the barrier of entry to deployment for many different flavors of enterprise networks.”

Thomas Noren, Head of Dedicated Networks, Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, Ericsson, revealed: “With Ericsson Private 5G, we take the best of Ericsson’s current portfolio and top it up with the best of our new technology. We do this to give businesses what they need to improve productivity, enable new offerings and give employees a better working environment. With Ericsson Private 5G, we also give operators a better way to serve business customers and leverage their assets - in short, to grow beyond mobile broadband.”

Ericsson recently joined a three-year initiative to develop autonomous, carbon-neutral mining processes supported by 5G connectivity. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, the $16mn Next-Generation Carbon-Neutral Pilots for Smart Intelligent Mining Systems (NEXGEN SIMS) project is being coordinated by Swedish mining and infrastructure equipment manufacturer, Epiroc, in cooperation with a range of industry-diverse partners, including: Ericsson, K+S, Boliden, Agnico Eagle Finland, KGHM Polska and Luleå University of Technology.

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