Engineering heavyweight Worley has acquired Minera Mining Technologies, an Australian technical solutions provider to the mining, minerals, and metals industry, amid efforts to invest in energy transition technologies and decarbonise the sector.
The company will be added to Worley’s existing technology and expert solutions team.
Minera’s consultants focus on automation and decarbonisation of mining operations and will work with Worley to provide enhanced front-end solutions covering automation, fleet decarbonisation and electrification, and operational benefits realisation.
“The acquisition of Minera aligns with Worley’s purpose of delivering a more sustainable world, and its aspiration to achieve 75% of its revenue from sustainability-related business within five years,” said Nick Bell, global sector lead of Resources at Worley.
With international net-zero pathways eventually moving the energy mix away from fossil fuels, the oil and gas services sector is exploring ways to contribute to the energy transition. A growth in critical minerals production is needed to address the growing demand for renewable energy, but the production of such materials is a notoriously dirty process.
“The world needs more mining. But performance and production improvements are required as the energy transition and environmental, social, and governance pressure calls for sustainable materials delivered at pace,” said Bell.
“To meet these demands, the industry needs the right partner to identify and adopt new and emerging technologies, often within an operating environment. The acquisition of Minera means we can do just that for our customers all over the world.”