Autonomous Solutions Inc. (ASI) said it is working on a project with Barrick Gold to retrofit and automate a fleet of haul trucks at the company’s Arturo Joint Venture operation in Nevada.

“This represents the first major autonomous deployment within the continental United States and signals a larger movement to adopt automation across the mining industry,” said Drew Larsen, director of business development for ASI Mining.

During the initial phase of the project, ASI will retrofit five Komatsu 930-E Ultra-Class haul trucks to autonomous operation at the Arturo mine, located adjacent to Barrick’s Goldstrike operations. This phase will consist primarily of waste haulage, prior to moving into production. Subsequent phases will follow with potential expansion to additional trucks.
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