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Shell and IBM work together to accelerate mining digitization

June 23, 2020

Shell and IBM have launched Oren, a global marketplace platform for B2B digital mining services, developed jointly to help mining companies find solutions related to safety, sustainability, mine planning and operational efficiency. This was reported to Cointelegraph by a statement from IBM to Cointelegraph.

By placing digital technologies and solutions in one place, Oren wants to accelerate the digitization of miningactivate mining workflow transformation and create greater operational resilience in a rapidly changing world.

In the statement, they stated that current world events disrupt normal business operations, Mining companies want to become more agile and resilient organizations by integrating automated mining solutions such as autonomous trucks and remote operations centers. “To achieve this, mining companies must quickly become more digital and intelligent, both within mines and along their value chains,” they emphasized.

Shell and IBM work together to accelerate mining digitizationShell and IBM work together to accelerate mining digitization

On the other hand, they said Shell contacted more than 350 mining companies and found that 80 percent of respondents are facing similar challenges in their operations, including difficulties in consolidating data to obtain actionable information. Lack of intelligent workflows due to organizational work in silos; Improve sustainability; and protect employees as autonomous technologies are implemented.

Carol Chen, vice president of Global Marketing Lubricants Shell, said:

“Mining customers can use many of the digital solutions used in the energy industry, for example those that help to manage operations at remote locations safely and efficiently. We present Oren as a single digital destination from a single source. Where the mining sector .) to access digital solutions and technologies, not only from Shell and IBM, but also from leading and emerging companies, it will be extremely relevant to find and access a wide range of solutions digitally given the movement restrictions that countries face towards the Covid-19 are facing “.

Matt Candy, IBM iX Global Managing Partner, said:

“The next step in mining requires a new approach to industry-wide technology platforms that require a new level of openness, innovation and collaboration. Oren is accelerating the adoption of digital services in the mining industry by facilitating technology transfer. Innovation and integration of solution providers across the ecosystem. For This experience can help miners efficiently find solutions at all levels of the company, making their existing workflows smarter, enabling them to travel digitally, and help them achieve their long-term goals. “

Blockchain, data management and artificial intelligence

IBM iX is the global business design arm of IBM Services. It should be mentioned that IBM has been mining for decades, offering services, software, data management, cloud, artificial intelligence and blockchain functions.

“IBM is focused on helping the mining industry manage data as a strategic asset. Helping the industry capture, monetize and secure on the path to Mining 4.0 and support the transition to the digital mine of the future, “they said in the statement.

“IBM is a mining partner (…) who focuses on employee experience and uses technology to transform various functions in a mining organization. The portfolio offers a range of business transformation transformations, technology, outsourcing and SAP implementations, and helps customers use their data for their specific strategic advantage, ”they added later.

Prayer and mining work

One of the goals of Oren is to enable mining companies to develop a roadmap by creating connected solutions that integrate and use data, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, automation and analysis. “This can not only provide miners with access to digital mining services, but can also provide solutions and services that enable them to envision and develop intelligent workflows that integrate all services across the entire mining ecosystem,” they said.

In addition, they stated that the Oren team will assist mining companies in creating their digital travel roadmap, while the B2B marketplace offers execution solutions:

• • Custom search Users can identify solutions by customizing their search parameters based on their responsibilities, the business challenge they are addressing, or the type of technical solution they are looking for.

• • Access to proven mining solutions, such as; MachineMax, a cloud-based digital service for off-road vehicles and optimization of industrial fleets; Shell Remote Sense, a lubricant health monitoring service that provides information to industrial companies to optimize equipment health, reduce maintenance costs, and improve operational efficiency. and IBM’s inventory, repair, and operations inventory optimization services that manage parts inventory for critical and non-critical parts.

• • Special environmental management software and compliance, which can provide detailed analysis and reports on pollutant inventories, greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, environmental impact assessment, mine remediation and mine life cycle assessment. • Access to early adoption of pioneering technologies that help transform mining operations.

• • A use case repository Mining to show solutions in action at other mining locations.

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