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Global mining services company Perenti joins Australian space consortium

By December 16, 2021No Comments

One of the world’s leading mining services companies has joined the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) consortium.

Headquartered in Perth, Perenti and its newly formed technology-driven service offering idoba have joined AROSE, which is a not-for-profit, industry-led consortium with a vision for Australia to be the trusted leader of remote operations on earth and in space.

AROSE is bringing together a number of industry sectors with the growing Australian space sector to collaborate on developing, promoting and providing remote operations expertise and services.

The Australian Government is aiming to triple the size of the nation’s space sector by 2030 with an additional $12 billion to the economy and up to 20,000 new jobs.

Perenti and its new offering, idoba are now part of AROSE’s mission to utilise Australian remote operation’s capability and expertise to help achieve those goals.

AROSE Chief Executive Officer Leanne Cunnold said the consortium was delighted to have Perenti onboard.

“Perenti’s mining expertise and capabilities can be leveraged in the development of space projects that in turn will produce better results here on earth for industry.

“Australia’s remote operations capability and expertise is world-leading, which NASA has recognised by enlisting Australia to build a lunar rover as part of its mission to return to the moon.

“The knowledge that our members have will help with Australia’s mission to the stars as well as help industry operate more safely, sustainably and productively.”

Perenti Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mark Norwell said innovation and technology are playing a much greater role in the resources sector.

“We formed idoba to provide our global clients with digital products and technology service offerings that would respond to their ever-changing needs today and into the future.

“By working with AROSE and our fellow consortium members we can leverage our nation’s world-leading remote operations expertise and capabilities to strengthen our global mining services, as well as harnessing the future-thinking of idoba to help grow our nation’s space industry”. 

CEO of idoba Sarah Coleman said joining AROSE presents a unique opportunity to combine capability in remote operations from across idoba’s innovation ecosystem and the broader industry, to ultimately solve bigger problems.

“Through combining our experience and expertise in remote operations, particularly that of Sandpit Innovation, with the growing membership of AROSE, we will further strengthen our mission of co-creating a better future for the mining industry and beyond.”

About AROSE 

AROSE is a not-for-profit, industry-led consortium with a vision for Australia to be the leading, trusted provider of Remote Operations science, technology and service, on Earth and in Space.  Standing at the forefront of knowledge and technology transfer between Australia’s traditional industry sectors and the burgeoning international Space sector, AROSE brings these sectors together to collaborate on targeted, industry-led projects with Australia’s world-leading Remote Operations expertise at their core. These projects deliver high-end, niche solutions and technology for applications from Earth to Space and back again; solutions and applications that can transform industries, explore Space, and return benefits to our economy, workforce, communities, and planet, now and for future generations.