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Orway Mineral Consultants create Orway IQ for remote optimisation consulting

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Global Mining Review,

Orway Mineral Consultants Pty Ltd and Process IQ Pty Ltd have announced that they have formed an incorporated JV, Orway IQ Pty Ltd, to deliver a remote optimisation consulting service entitled milling remote optimisation consulting (MillROC) to the minerals processing industry, initially focussed on comminution circuits.

Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Orway IQ is led by board chairman Pieter Strobos, CEO Fred Kock, and executive directors Brian Putland and Daniel Van Der Spuy.

Process IQ was among the eight companies nationally to share in US$15.6 million of funding to support collaboration and innovation, and address METS sector priorities, as announced by Karen Andrews, minister for industry.

The joint venture draws on Orway Mineral Consultants’ (OMC) experience in comminution design, modelling and optimisation and process IQ’s experience in the industrial internet of things (IIoT), cloud-based computing, process control, automation and instrumentation. Together the companies have served the mining industry for more than 50 years.

Orway IQ’s MillROC uses real time data in online process models and communicates the findings to the client. The product is a cloud-based reporting of all plant data related to circuit performance and optimisation, available anywhere via the internet.

“The joint venture company is aligned with the METS Ignited initiative to assist with the growth and innovation of the business” states Orway IQ Chairman, Pieter Strobos. “METS Ignited is an industry-led, government funded, growth centre for the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector. Process IQ, OMC and now Orway IQ are at the forefront of the digital transformation in the mining industry, having been recognised for their ground-breaking work in this space.” Strobos continues, “We are receiving tremendous support from both federal and state government and our consulting service MillROC has been recognised as having huge implications as a new product category for the mining industry.”

Orway IQ has also been chosen to participate in the RISE Accelerator programme supported by the West Australia government department of jobs, tourism, science and innovation, the Queensland government, NERA and METS Ignited, which is run by KPMG.

With a track record of delivering quality services in their respective areas, the collaboration will bring a wealth of experience and innovation in remote optimisation consulting to the global mining industry.

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