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Avatel™ – Fully mechanised development charging
A step change in safe and productive development charging through advanced mechanisation, automation and digitalisation.
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Secondary breakage and hang-up blasting
Tele-remote blasting solution enabled by WebGen™ wireless technology.
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5 Mar 2021   Future of underground development charging (pdf 405.3KB)This link will open in a new window
Vice President Explosives, Services and Automation John Cooper speaks with Engineering & Mining Journal about how Avatel™ will redefine safety and productivity at the face in the near future.
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11 Feb 2021   The era of wireless blasting (pdf 8.4MB)This link will open in a new window
The era of wireless blasting has truly arrived, delivering quantifiable benefits across every mining segment, including improved safety, operational flexibility, and increased ore recovery – all of which are key industry drivers.
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24 Nov 2020   Down to the wireless (pdf 7.1MB)This link will open in a new window
In early 2017, Orica launched WebGen™, a fully wireless initiating system for the first stage in fully automating the drill and blast process. It has now been fired in over 650 blasts in both surface and underground mines around the world.
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23 Nov 2020   Orica and Epiroc unveil prototype system for first stages of underground automationThis link will open in a new window
Melbourne, Australia: Orica and Epiroc have successfully co-developed a prototype of the world’s first semi-automated explosives delivery system.
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10 Aug 2020   Initiating change (pdf 2.9MB)This link will open in a new window
Having sweated all the assets possible to bring down their cost base, mining companies are now addressing the front end of the process to cut costs further. International Mining looks at how the explosives and blasting sector is responding.
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19 Jun 2020   Orica and Epiroc partner to deliver blast automationThis link will open in a new window
Orica and Epiroc will jointly develop a semi-automated explosives delivery system, enabling safer and more productive blasting operations in underground mines.
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19 Jun 2020   Cadia partners in rock breaking trial putting safety first (pdf 279.5KB)This link will open in a new window
A ‘safety driven initiative’ has been successfully trialled at Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley Operations site using remote drilling, loading and wireless blasting to remove the exposure of workers to major hazards associated with draw points at Cadia East.
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18 Feb 2020   Blasting without wires in Surface and Underground (pdf 239.6KB)This link will open in a new window
Since the launch of WebGen™, the world’s first wireless initiating system in early 2017, Orica has executed more than 500 blasts fired using the wireless technology in both surface and underground mines around the world.
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International Mining Beyond Blasting
2 Aug 2019   Beyond Blasting (pdf 1.8MB)This link will open in a new window
International Mining looks at innovations in the explosives and blasting sector, with one eye on automation and wireless detonation procedures.
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22 May 2019   2019 Winner of Austmine Innovation AwardThis link will open in a new window
Orica won the Austmine METS Innovation Award for WebGen™.
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1 Nov 2018   No wires new ideas Musselwhite (pdf 436.1KB)This link will open in a new window
Newmont Goldcorp trials new mining methods at Musselwhite with WebGen™.
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30 Jul 2018   2018 AFR Top 100 Company - Most Improved Innovative CompanyThis link will open in a new window
Orica won the 2018 AFR Top 100 Company - Most Innovative Company Award with WebGen™.
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13 Feb 2018   2017 Mining Innovation Of the Year Award - Australia's Mining MonthlyThis link will open in a new window
Orica emerged triumphant in the 2018 Australia’s Mining Monthly Awards with WebGen™.
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25 Jan 2018   WebGen™ Wireless Initiation Technology wins 2018 Mining Magazine Award ​ (pdf 1.3MB)This link will open in a new window
Orica has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Mining Magazine Award in the category of ‘Drill & Blast’.
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17 Oct 2017   Going Wireless (pdf 1.5MB)This link will open in a new window
Orica has officially launched its wireless electronic blasting system WebGen™ 100 delivering what the explosives company says is a step-change in in-hole initiation​ and a step towards automating drill and blast operations.​
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Future of underground development charging (pdf 405.3KB) This link will open in a new window

Vice President Explosives, Services and Automation John Cooper speaks with Engineering & Mining Journal about how Avatel™ will redefine safety and productivity at the face in the near future.

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Avatel™ Flyer (pdf 1MB) This link will open in a new window

Avatel™ Flyer

World's first fully mechanised development charging system that redefines safety at the face, drives productivity and unlocks additional value in underground mining ...

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SHOTPlus™ Tunnel (pdf 990.6KB) This link will open in a new window

SHOTPlus™ Tunnel
SHOTPlus™ Tunnel has been developed to support Orica’s civil and mining customers. SHOTPlus™ Tunnel enables efficient blast design, analysis, and optimisation for civil an ...

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Case study - Worlds first implementation of wireless initiation into a sub-level cave mine
The opportunity to apply the leading-edge technology of Orica’s WebGen™ 100 wireless initiation s ...

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Cadia partners in rock breaking trial putting safety first (pdf 279.5KB) This link will open in a new window

Cadia partners in rock breaking trial putting safety first
A ‘safety driven initiative’ has been successfully trialled at Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley Operations site using remote drilli ...

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