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Orica and Glencore ink explosives technology and services partnership

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As part of the deal, Orica will deliver the full suite of explosives technology and blasting services across the Glencore copper and zinc operations in Australia, including the supply of the world’s first fully wireless initiating system, WebGen, BlastIQ digital blast optimisation suite of products and smart explosives delivery system, Bulkmaster 7.

“Glencore’s Ernest Henry mine in North West Queensland was the first site in the world to trial and adopt our wireless explosives technology, WebGen,” Orica Chief Executive Alberto Calderon said in a media release.

This deal shows Glencore’s confidence in our technology roadmap as well as aligning with their strategic vision for technology to deliver added value to their operations.”

Orica will work closely with Glencore to ensure uninterrupted supply to each operation, during the rapid mobilisation and transition period.

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