Digital transformation for connected mining
Goldcorp is digitally enabling the connected mine for greater efficiency and safety.
Mining companies need to adapt their strategies and business models to be competitive. To capitalize on innovation, mining companies are using digital tools and capabilities to drive operational excellence. Our Connected Mine Solution combines mobile, cloud and analytics technology and is the foundation for digital transformation.
"We have to reinvent ourselves to be a team that transforms and embraces technology, and is a pioneer in innovation."
When Goldcorp acquired the mineral rights to a mine site in Argentina, it knew it could do more to improve the productivity and safety conditions of the two mines there. To do so, it collaborated with Accenture to implement the Accenture Life Safety Solution over a six-month period.
The solution comprises a communications and data infrastructure that integrates Goldcorp’s existing Wi-Fi network with location-based technologies and gas detectors to remotely monitor workers, equipment and air quality in the underground mine.
Today, Goldcorp is armed with a better understanding of mine conditions, as well as the precise location of workers and assets. The Accenture Life Safety solution has also helped Goldcorp with the following:
Respond more quickly to safety incidents.
Improve its operational performance by enhancing communications between mine locations, and enabling better collaboration and decision-making.
Analyze real-time data to generate insights on how to further improve workforce safety, productivity and asset utilization.