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Caterpillar to supply Newmont’s Boddington gold mine

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Caterpillar has reached an agreement with Newmont to supply and support Cat® autonomous trucks and the MineStarTM Command for the hauling system for the Boddington gold mine in Western Australia.

The fleet of autonomous Cat 793F mining trucks will be fully operational in 2021, and will be the first autonomous haulage system working in an opencast gold mine.

Denise Johnson, Group President Resource Industries, Caterpillar Inc., said: “The company is pleased to work with Newmont in implementing autonomous haulage at Boddington […] Command for hauling has shown its ability to enhance safety, optimise production and lower costs at sites around the world.”

The company will work with WesTrac, the regional Cat dealer, to manage logistics of mining truck delivery and commissioning. WesTrac will also be important in implementing technology solutions and will work to leverage its autonomous technology training facility being constructed in Collie, Western Australia.

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