Remote Operation Center: Enabling Digital Disruption in the Mining industry
“Let automation make the mining business more productive and safer.”
Plummeting commodity prices, shortage of skilled workforce at remote project sites, and safety issues are forcing mining companies to find innovative and cost-effective ways to reduce operational expenses while increasing throughput and ensuring the highest HS&E standards at the workplace. Furthermore, unprecedented situations like COVID-19 necessitate mining companies to be prepared to face such events without any impact on the business and keep the operations running. Establishing a remote operation center (ROC) can be one way to address these issues. ROCs can be located thousands of miles away from mining project sites yet are capable of better managing overall operations and more substantial resources with high cost, productivity, and safety benefits.
This paper explains the business drivers for ROCs and critical considerations when establishing one.