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FUTURESMART
MINING™
Tony O’Neill
Group Technical Director
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WHO WE ARE AT A GLANCE
Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business
Our portfolio of world-class competitive...
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MINING IS ON THE CUSP OF GAME-CHANGING INNOVATION
Driven by increasingly critical challenges
 safety
 productivity
 s...
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40kg Cu
A NEW PARADIGM
Waste
Ore
Cu
Water
Energy
1t
1t
4%
3m3
10kWhr
24t
8t
0.5%
6m3
160kWhr
Waste
Ore
Cu
Water
Energy
1...
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FUTURESMART MINING™ IS REDEFINING THE
MINING INNOVATION CYCLE
CREATING SHARED VALUE THROUGH THE SMART ADAPTATION AND APP...
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THE CONCENTRATED MINE
Precisely targeting the metal and mineral with less waste
Moving and processing
only the mineral /...
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THE WATERLESS MINE
Waterless processing
Dry processing without
the need for tailings dams
VISION
CHALLENGE
Around 75% of...
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MODERN MINE
Continuous, hard rock mining for safer, more economic mines
MN220 Reef Miner
(Pictured) Remote controlled di...
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A safer, more
economic mine
VISION
CHALLENGE
Precise, continuous mining at depth
APPROACH
•Adapt disruptive technologies...
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Predictive intelligence
(from sensor to
boardroom)
VISION
CHALLENGE
To measure what matters
– at all levels
APPROACH
•P...
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Trusted
Partner
INNOVATION AND OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY
SHARED SUSTAINABLE VALUE
Broad innovative thinking
Enabli...
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atin
SUSTAINABLE VALUE THROUGH INNOVATION
INNOVATION MUST CREATE SHARED, SUSTAINABLE VALUE ACROSS THE ENTIRE MINING ECO...
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Source: The future of work: A journey to 2022, PWC. Deloitte Millennial Survey 2015. Five ways work will change in the ...
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THANK YOU
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FUTURESMART
MINING™
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Tony O’Neill’s speech at Diggers & Dealers Miners Forum 2017

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Tony O’Neill’s speech at Diggers & Dealers Miners Forum 2017

  1. 1. 1 FUTURESMART MINING™ Tony O’Neill Group Technical Director
  2. 2. 2 WHO WE ARE AT A GLANCE Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the raw materials to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies. We have a rich heritage of technology and innovation that spans 100 years. Diamonds (De Beers) Copper Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) Iron Ore & Manganese Coal Nickel
  3. 3. 3 MINING IS ON THE CUSP OF GAME-CHANGING INNOVATION Driven by increasingly critical challenges  safety  productivity  sustainability... …and unprecedented opportunity for those prepared to take a fresh approach
  4. 4. 4 40kg Cu A NEW PARADIGM Waste Ore Cu Water Energy 1t 1t 4% 3m3 10kWhr 24t 8t 0.5% 6m3 160kWhr Waste Ore Cu Water Energy 1900 2017 Future
  5. 5. 5 FUTURESMART MINING™ IS REDEFINING THE MINING INNOVATION CYCLE CREATING SHARED VALUE THROUGH THE SMART ADAPTATION AND APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGY Consider entire value chain. 3 lenses: •Sustainability (water, energy) •Processing •Mining GRASP CHALLENGES IDEATE •Open Forums •Internal participation •Open and collaborative CONSOLIDATE •Technology Programmes •Value defined •Balance delivery over time DELIVER •Rapid delivery cycles (SmartPath) •Learning plans •SmartBox VALUE IDENTIFICATION COLLABORATION FAST, ITERATIVE EXECUTION
  6. 6. 6 THE CONCENTRATED MINE Precisely targeting the metal and mineral with less waste Moving and processing only the mineral / metal VISION CHALLENGE Precision mining with minimal energy, water and capital intensity APPROACH Concentrate the mine™ concept: •Improved mine fragmentation •Rejecting the worthless rock (gangue) earlier •Coarse particle recovery Fine particle recovery
  7. 7. 7 THE WATERLESS MINE Waterless processing Dry processing without the need for tailings dams VISION CHALLENGE Around 75% of our current portfolio is located in high-water-risk regions APPROACH •Closed Loop water recycling •Evaporation control •Dry tailings disposal
  8. 8. 8 MODERN MINE Continuous, hard rock mining for safer, more economic mines MN220 Reef Miner (Pictured) Remote controlled disc cutting machine designed for mining narrow reefs of hard rock The Rapid Mine Development System (RMDS) Safely excavates low-profile tunnels with rapid access to ore Underground testing is advanced at our platinum mines Continuous haulage system (CHS) A remote controlled system to transfer bulk material from the RMDS to the fixed conveyors Slot Borer Platinum reef drilling system for drilling narrow vein hard rock ore body of just 1m-1.5m MN220 Reef Miner
  9. 9. 9 A safer, more economic mine VISION CHALLENGE Precise, continuous mining at depth APPROACH •Adapt disruptive technologies •Mechanise existing methods •Continuous hard rock cutting and materials movement MODERN MINE Transforming hard rock mining
  10. 10. 10 Predictive intelligence (from sensor to boardroom) VISION CHALLENGE To measure what matters – at all levels APPROACH •Predictive exploration and processing analytics •Predictive condition-based monitoring and maintenance THE INTELLIGENT MINE A smart, connected, learning mine
  11. 11. 11 Trusted Partner INNOVATION AND OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY SHARED SUSTAINABLE VALUE Broad innovative thinking Enabling technologies Collaborative partnerships CRITICAL FOUNDATIONS Sustainability Strategy Framework Operational excellence FUTURESMART MINING™ SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE Thriving Communities Reduced Footprints
  12. 12. 12 atin SUSTAINABLE VALUE THROUGH INNOVATION INNOVATION MUST CREATE SHARED, SUSTAINABLE VALUE ACROSS THE ENTIRE MINING ECOSYSTEM STAKEHOLDERS • Local • National • Global • Consumer demand • Global markets • Responsible sourcing • Land use • Licence to operate • Safety • Water • Energy • Ore depletion • Tailings • Dust • Acid rock damage Explore Local: Staff, Suppliers, Communities National/Regional: NGOs, Governments, Faith Groups Global: Customers, Multilaterals, Shareholders ProcessMine Move & Market VALUE CHAIN ISSUES & IMPACTS • Social • Environment • Governance • Climate Change • Biodiversity • Responsible divestment • Societal expectations Close or divest CRITICAL FOUNDATIONS Sustainability Strategy Framework Operational excellence Innovation
  13. 13. 13 Source: The future of work: A journey to 2022, PWC. Deloitte Millennial Survey 2015. Five ways work will change in the future. The Guardian. Nov 2015. INNOVATION AND NEW WAYS OF WORKING
  14. 14. 14 THANK YOU
  15. 15. 15 FUTURESMART MINING™

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