Mine 4.0 — A connected mine with an exemplary CSR approach

The digital transformation of the Eramet Group's mines focuses on a number of priority issues:

  • Employee Safety.
  • Optimization of operations in the field.
  • Responsible resource management.
  • Real-time supply chain management.

Numerous projects address these 4 issues. For example, Eramet has equipped itself with drones and developed applications that enable topographers and surveyors to collect ground data 100 times faster. Artificial Intelligence programs developed by the Group's data scientists, in conjunction with start-ups, analyze this data with the aim of creating digital twins of the mines in real time. The use of drones also enables environmental monitoring and surveillance. Connected trucks improve driver safety and industrial performance.

Mining 4.0 is being introduced in New Caledonia, Gabon and Senegal, where it is redefining working methods and practices thanks to digital technology.

Digital transformation - Infographics of a connected mine at Eramet