Epiroc Control Tower – The digital mine in action

The recently inaugurated Control Tower located in Epiroc facilities in Örebro, Sweden, is designed to be an innovation arena to collaborate around, and to explore and develop automation and information management solutions. The Control Tower is much more than a showroom – it is a part of the Epiroc strategy to support customers to take the right steps towards safety, productivity and improved operations.


Platfields under a cloud

Junior mining exploration company Platfields, which is curiously headquartered the V&A Waterfront rather than closer to the platinum belt, looks to be in an awful pickle. The company – that listed in late 2010 with great ambitions as a platinum miner - was suspended from trading on the JSE in June this year for failing to produce its audited year-end and interim results for the period ended February 2013 and August 2013 respectively.

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