The BHP Innovation Centre is pulling the future forward by identifying new technologies that can unlock value across our global operations. The concept plays a key role in the Company’s transformation to deliver improved safety, productivity and sustainability outcomes.
We’ve invested in building a platform for our diverse and passionate team to revolutionise how BHP approaches innovation. It’s a culture that encourages collaboration and a drive to creatively solve complex problems irrespective of reporting lines.
This highly skilled and capable group are designing and deploying targeted technology solutions that make our work safer and more efficient, rather than being limited to what can be bought off the shelf.
The Innovation Centre develops products and services that integrate data and equipment to make BHP’s work more precise than ever. These innovations are not just limited to resources nor restricted by geography.
A number of solutions have been scaled since the Innovation Centre was established in 2017 – covering the entire supply chain from geology to extraction and processing to transport. To date, the benefits have extended well beyond just iron ore to our copper, coal, petroleum and potash commodities.
Examples of the centre’s contribution so far include live mine scheduling which is equipping our operational teams with meaningful data where it’s needed the most. And that’s just the beginning. With a large number of products and services in the pipeline right now, the Innovation Centre is set to transform BHP.
We’re committed to providing opportunities for our people, communities, customers and suppliers to be involved in improving safety and productivity at our operations.
The BHP Innovation Centre is a flagship technology initiative for the Company that combines asset and operational excellence with world-class functional expertise from our global Technology team.