Domestic giant Tata Steel on Wednesday said it has entered into an agreement with a Bengaluru-based startup for drone-based mining solutions for effective mine management.
The primary goal of this collaboration is to jointly develop and offer sustainable and fully integrated solutions that will focus on the efficiency, safety and productivity of open cast mining operations.
“Tata Steel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bengaluru-based startup Aarav Unmanned Systems (AUS), which provides end-to-end drone solutions for effective mine management,” the company said in a statement. “
Tata Steel will jointly work with AUS to provide specialized drone-based solutions, including mine analytics and geo-technical mapping, to Tata Steel Group companies at mining locations in India.
On the partnership, DB Sundar Ramam, Vice President, Raw Materials, Tata Steel said: “Drone survey enabled digitization and other technology will help in gathering impactful and actionable insights. We see enormous potential in redefining core mining processes, such as exploration and mine planning, using drone data and substantial analytics.
“These end-to-end mining solutions are economical, demand less pedestrian exploration requirements, and improve production, efficiency and site safety.” The company said it aspires to take advantage of the opportunities arising out of the government’s “Self-reliant India” program and regulatory changes to meet captive raw material requirements beyond 2030 by creating a sustainable mining business.
It said it had formulated its vision a few years ago to become a leading player in digitizing its mining operations across the value chain.
Digitalization enables the development of targeted strategies using real-time data and data analytics, provides visualization and decision metrics tools to predict failure, helps with scheduling and optimization of content flows, and ensures quality data. Improves efficiency of beneficiary plants through online monitoring. Told.
Commenting on the partnership, Vipul Singh, Founder and CEO, Aarav Unmanned Systems, said: “Tata Steel directly trusts with them to jointly build end-to-end solutions for the domestic and global mining industry. Our approach reflects that stake and openness of a giant like Tata Steel to partner with a startup to achieve the most effective solutions. ,