- In the contract with Roy Hill, Aqura Technologies will be delivering a private 4G mobile network at its iron ore mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
Aqura Technologies signs a contract with Roy Hill
Roy Hill offered a contract to Aqura Technologies for delivering a private 4G mobile network at its iron ore mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The project cost will be finalized when it is complete, as per Aqura’s sources.
Aqura picked up this business since the contract was signed. The contract includes the design, commission, and installation of the private LTE (long-term evolution) network’s first phase.
The first phase of the project is estimated to complete by August 2021. As per Aqura, the entire project will end by the financial year 2022. However, the sum involved in the project was not disclosed.
It is estimated that about 10% of Aqura’s 2021 financial year revenue will be given for the project development. Aqura is specifically known to deliver 4G LTE networks to key mining industries, including OZ Minerals and Rio Tinto, since 2016.
Roy Hill is chaired by Gina Rinehart, with its namesake mine containing an initial mine life of 17 years. It is anticipated to produce 72 million tons per annum of wet run-of-mine (ROM) ore feed for the processing plant.
Travis Young, CEO at Aqura Technologies, said the company had fast-tracked early works due to its engagement with Roy Hill.
Young further added, “Our engagement with the Roy Hill team has been highly rewarding as we have been able to work collaboratively and progress a very insightful review to truly understand the outcomes that Roy Hill is looking to gain.”
Also, Young commented: “With this foundation, our team has been able to fast-track early works. With this early work and the support of the Roy Hill team, we are very confident of a highly successful project delivery.”