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idoba grows capability with Orelogy and Atomorphis acquisitions and announces collaboration with Sumitomo Corporation under MOU

By February 9, 2022No Comments

idoba is excited to announce the strategic acquisitions of two complementary businesses, Orelogy and Atomorphis, aligned with our strategy of establishing digital, innovation and technology services that improve sustainability and operational performance outcomes for the mining industry.

Orelogy are specialist resource consultants with multi-commodity expertise across resource sector project development and management, mine planning and cost modelling optimisation, as well as pre-feasibility and feasibility studies. Orelogy has a track record of delivering significant value across a range of projects and commodities.

Atomorphis is a resource sector data science group that delivers agent-based software modelling capability. Agent-based modelling is the next iteration in Discrete Event Simulation. Their solutions include modelling mine fleet variability in 3D using parameters such as loading rates, payload, spotting and dumping times. This provides mining companies with the ability to model their operations and see the true impact of fleet interactions, increasing productivity and reducing costs.

Furthermore, idoba has been operating under a Memorandum of Understanding with Sumitomo Corporation for the co-creation and joint development of digital mining products for the advancement of sustainable mining practices.

Sumitomo is a major investment and trading group, consisting of over 900 companies in 112 countries. Sumitomo will leverage its global mining industry network to bring a unique user perspective that will complement Perenti and idoba’s mining services and technology expertise. 

Under the terms of the MOU, Sumitomo and idoba will collaborate and jointly develop digital mining services, including mining process optimisation and carbon footprint management.

  • Mining process optimisation – by connecting and analysing mine performance data to predict future performance and provide decision support; and
  • Carbon footprint management – to generate predictive decision guidance that will help mine owners on their pathway to net zero carbon equivalent emissions, while optimising cashflow and performance against global emission standards.

Sarah Coleman, Chief Executive Officer of idoba, said, “The mining industry recognises the value that advanced digital technologies bring to operational performance, asset efficiency and sustainable business. 

“The acquisitions of Orelogy and Atomorphis, and the MOU with Sumitomo, will help us expand our suite of technology driven products and services to meet the mining industry’s demand for technology and sustainability to be integrated with mining domain expertise, and a human-centered approach.”

Mark Norwell, Managing Director and CEO of Perenti, said, “Our agreement with Sumitomo is a vote of confidence in idoba’s industry-leading capability. The combination of Sumitomo, idoba and our contract mining expertise will support our business evolving to meet the needs of the ever-changing mining industry and global expectations. 

“We are extremely pleased to add agile and innovative businesses like Orelogy and Atomorphis into Perenti. The expertise of Orelogy and Atomorphis will add value to our contract mining business and as part of idoba will continue building out the required capability in support of our strategy. 

“In idoba we are building an innovation-based business with a focus on helping clients achieve operational excellence and world’s-best environmental performance through product and service development.”