Boddington to go driverless
Newmont has announced a $150m investment in an autonomous haulage system at its Boddington gold asset. Following in the footsteps of the IO majors, autonomous fleet is increasingly attractive for miners with positive ROI and improved safety. Newmont claims that the new technology will extend the assets life by up to 2 years. The planned rollout is on the CAT 793F truck fleet and is planned to be operational by 2021.