GMG Summit Tours and Activities

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Accenture’s Mix & Mingle

When + Where: Tuesday, Sept 5 | 5 pm – 7 pm, Accenture’s Innovation Hub

Australian Automation & Robotics Precinct & Dirt Lab Demo Day

When + Where: Monday, Sept 4 | 10 am – noon | 25 mins north of Perth
Capacity: 30-40 people

Tour Australia’s largest test, development demonstration and training ground for emerging automation and robotics systems and equipment, remote operations and zero emissions technology. This 51-hectare site includes multiple test beds that can accommodate a range of vehicles, equipment, field robots, drones and other technologies.

It is an exciting chance to visit at the start of the journey as the Precinct develops and a vibrant innovation ecosystem is built up around it. Also enjoy the onsite Dirt Lab Demo Day, where several innovators will demonstrate their technology with open Q&A.

Tour of Roy Hill’s IROC

When + Where: Monday, Sept 4 | 2-3 pm | Perth
Capacity: Tour at capacity. Email to be placed on the waiting list.

All aspects of Roy Hill’s operations, from real-time execution to scheduling to planning, and everything from the mine to the processing plant to rail and port, are being monitored and controlled at the company’s IROC located 1,300 km away from the mine site.

MacLean Wangara Workshop Tour

When + Where: Thursday, Sept 7 | 9:30-10:30am | 30 mins north of Perth
Capacity: 30 people

The MacLean branch in Wangara is the head office of MacLean Australia, and primary workshop for the country (MacLean Australia’s second workshop is in Orange, NSW). From the Wangara workshop MacLean commissions and deploys all underground mining vehicles being received from MacLean’s Canadian factories. While MacLean has deployed more than 55 BEV’s in North America since 2016, MacLean Australia has launched it’s first range of BEV’s in country this year.

The Wangara workshop is currently hosting one of MacLean’s newest BEV innovations, the ML5 Multi-Lift, a game-changing solution for working-at-heights and mining services installation. As a certified EWP with a battery electric drive train, the ML5 is a made for purpose tool to replace the IT, safely and productively.

This tour is an opportunity to review ML5 and MacLean EV Series systems in person. Itinerary – 20 min tour of vehicle, 20 min technical review of BEV design, 10 min review of other technologies, followed by open discussion and questions. 

Tour of Alcoa’s Huntly Mine

When + Where: Thursday, Sept 7 | 9:30 am – 1 pm | 1 hr + south of Perth
Capacity: 9 people

Huntly has been the second largest bauxite mine operation globally at 27.5Mtpa with production coming from the Myara area, where the visit will be hosted.  The Huntly system supplies bauxite to Pinjarra and Kwinana alumina refineries.  Myara Mine has adjusted production to 24.5Mtpa in the current 36 months mine plan (2023-2025).  The mine visit will cover key aspects of Alcoa’s mining practice in the Darling Plateau, represented by our “Forest to Forest” cycle:

  1.  Clearing and mine development
  2. Top soil storage and overburden removal
  3. Ore breakage and excavation / extraction
  4. Progressive rehabilitation (final landform and reforestation), in readiness for mine closure.

Presentation on Alcoa’s Roadmap to Address the CO2 Emissions

When + Where: Thursday, Sept 7 | 3 pm – 4:30 pm | Alcoa Headquarters, Booragoon
Capacity: 12 people

Alcoa’s Director Climate Change will share how Alcoa is meeting its decarbonization targets.

This session will include:

An overview of Alcoa’s emissions reduction targets and long-term ambition;

  • Our primary pathway to get there (i.e. the corporate reduction pathway) – focusing on breakthrough technologies;
  • Highlights from our emerging Mine Fleet Decarbonisation roadmap and Alcoa’s ‘Sustana’ low carbon product range; EcoSource, EcoLum, etc.
  • Reflections on non-breakthrough technologies; a sector-wide challenge is the time to deployment of most BTTs – what we will focus on in the meantime;
  • The importance of climate adaptation planning; asset and operational resilience – impacts of climate on water sensitive ecosystems and what this might require/mean;
  • Wrap up; cost of responding to climate change for aluminium sector alone +US$1T; collaboration, cost sharing and partnerships critical (also key to Scope 3 reductions).