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PARTNERSHIP: Hatch, BHP Billiton team up to advance technology applications in mining



USTRALIA – BHP Billiton and Hatch have entered into a collaborative technology development partnership, formed to accelerate the development and deployment of a wide range of key technological advances in the fields of mining and mineral processing. Hatch sees this collaborative approach as the future of technology development in the mining industry.

Damien Harding, performance innovation director at Hatch.

Damien Harding, performance innovation director at Hatch.

Damien Harding, Hatch’s performance innovation director, commented on how the partnership’s intent is the future of technology development in the mining industry. “Our two companies are working together to accelerate the realization of benefits from potential innovations. BHP Billiton will have access to Hatch’s proven technology-commercialization experience and deep mining domain expertise in business process design, operational performance, engineering, and digital systems.”

Harding added that Hatch has developed a healthy ecosystem of expert practitioners and collaborating global partners to support the partnership. “Our essential differentiator goes beyond having the depth and breadth of skills to innovate. It’s also the knowledge and expertise to integrate all the elements we need to rapidly develop and implement holistic solutions that will have a significant impact on the mining industry.”

Hatch has been at the forefront, identifying changes in the mining industry early and accurately. It has transformed its global business, providing smarter solutions and ongoing investments in innovation, technology, and project delivery excellence, driving exceptional ideas and delivering them with exceptional service.

To explore Hatch’s full range of mining and mineral processing solutions, visit www.Hatch.com.