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Granny Smith Operations Revolutionised by Gold Fields Using ABB’s Cutting-Edge Digital Platform

Granny Smith Operations Revolutionised by Gold Fields Using ABBs Cutting-Edge Digital Platform
Granny Smith Operations Revolutionised by Gold Fields Using ABBs Cutting-Edge Digital Platform

In a bold move, Gold Fields will optimise performance at its Granny Smith mine through ABB’s leading digital solution. By unifying planning, maintenance and production data on a single integrated platform, real-time visibility and control become possible even at this remote 740km Northeast of Perth site.

Critical factors like 1.6M tonnes annual throughput mandate efficient coordination. ABB’s OMS system closes data loops, connecting mine design and short-interval activities.

Empowering scheduling recalibration in response to disruption, it facilitates continued target-grade delivery. Significantly, modelling ‘what if’ scenarios and automated task functions elevate the workforce to higher-value strategic decision making.

Unit Manager Rob Derries underscores Gold Fields’ commitment to delivering a modernized, sustainable operation through technological innovation. Partnering with global experts, they develop real-time management tools advancing personnel capability.

The result lifts productivity while addressing unpredictable environmental realities through optimized resource allocation across fixed and mobile assets.

ABB Product Head Alan Teixeira echoes the potential for planning and output improvements. By centralizing reliance on their solution, faster resolutions and higher throughput translate to increased value.

This pioneering implementation underscores digitization’s importance across commodity industries. At Granny Smith, integrated systems now revolutionize coordination to strengthen future competitiveness in gold’s evolving landscape.

Marking a milestone, outcomes from the collaborative upgrade bode well both for host community prosperity as Gold Fields’ continues efficiency driven growth.