ABD Solutions partners Amaroq Minerals on mining vehicles automation

ABD Solutions signs MoU with Amaroq Minerals

ABD Solutions has signed an MoU with Greenland-focussed Amaroq Minerals.

Initial investigation to understand the potential for automation for use at the Nalunaq site
Vehicle agnostic, retrofittable system can provide safety and efficiency improvements
rapidly and cost-effectively.

Leading vehicle automation provider, ABD Solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AIM and TSX listed Amaroq Minerals Ltd. to investigate the potential for the introduction of vehicle autonomy systems for various mining vehicles at the Nalunaq site in Greenland.

The long-term goal of the MoU is to provide a framework for ABD Solutions to deliver the support, software and hardware solutions needed for the company to operate a diverse range of automation equipment and retrofittable mining vehicles on the Nalunaq site in Greenland. These vehicles would be operated automatically and supervised from a central control room, therefore, improving safety and streamlining the mining process, both operationally and financially.

“We are looking forward to working with Amaroq Minerals with the aim of bringing automation to a range of mining vehicles and equipment,” said Matthew Price, ABD Solutions Managing Director.

“Our vehicle agnostic, retrofittable autonomy systems provide safety and efficiency improvements rapidly and cost-effectively and we strive to bring autonomy to any fleet, even in the harshest environments.”

“We are delighted to announce our planned partnership with ABD Solutions, a well-regarded automation company with substantial experience working with organisations to accelerate the transition to autonomy,” said Eldur Olafsson, CEO of Amaroq Minerals. “We are focussed on ensuring that we seek out and deploy innovative technology across Nalunaq and going forward the rest of the assets within our extensive licence area, as we believe that this will allow us to introduce new skill sets to the workforce in Greenland and to operate safely, efficiently and sustainably. The team look forward to working closely with ABD Solutions and utilise their considerable knowledge throughout the Nalunaq development process.”

ABD Solutions offers a modular technology eco-system to build the various elements required for vehicle automation; including vehicle management, vehicle control actuation, communication, sense and detect, health and diagnostics and third-party integration. This provides a flexible autonomy solution that can be tailored to a specific vehicle, environment, or operational scenario and then fully integrated into any existing operational and fleet management system.

Vehicle automation can bring significant improvements to safety by removing people from high-risk areas as well as providing increased operational efficiency, resulting in a reduction in fuel consumption and vehicle emissions. A retrofittable solution also maximises the investment of existing high-value assets by significantly extending their usable life.

ABD Solutions is a business within AB Dynamics PLC, which has over 35 years’ experience in the control and automation of vehicles using driving robots and control systems. Its mission is to accelerate the transition to autonomy by providing retrofit solutions that enable the automation of conventional vehicle fleets rapidly and cost-effectively.

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