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Autonomous Haul Production Trial

Autonomous Haul Production Trial

BHP Billiton Iron Ore is conducting a trial of autonomous haul trucks at its Jimblebar mine under the Autonomous Haul Production Trial (AHPT) project.

BHP Billiton Iron Ore engaged Nova Systems to review the execution of the trial and provide advice relating to the Test and Evaluation (T&E) process and operational risk management to minimise risks in capability assurance and delivery. Two senior systems engineers were mobilised at short notice to conduct the review over a two-week period in the Perth office and at the mine site. Interviews with project staff and review of documentation and processes allowed a considered analysis of the project state, identifying its strengths and areas for improvement. Nova delivered a detailed report two weeks later, discussing the team’s observations and conclusions and providing 20 detailed recommendations for project improvement.

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Bret Barton

Head Progressive Businesses

The Progressive Businesses division of Nova Group amalgamates our newer client sectors and locations with both establish...

The Progressive Businesses division of Nova Group amalgamates our newer client sectors and locations with both established engineering professional services and emerging global technologies.

Bret is responsible for the growth and governance of the businesses and programs which form the Progressive Business division.  These include the:

  • Nova Singapore Business (Commercial and Defence);
  • Nova New Zealand Business (Commercial and Defence);
  • Australian Transport Program (rail and infrastructure, autonomous vehicles, ports); and
  • Australian Energy and Resources Program (oil, gas, mining, power, water, utilities).

Bret is a member of Nova’s Executive Leadership Team and has been a Manager with Nova for 12 years. Bret served 20 years in the Canadian Air Force and supported major test programs for the United States and Australian Air Forces.

Bret is an Engineering Executive with the Institute of Engineers Australia.

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Tim Anderson

Program Manager - Energy & Resources

Tim is responsible for program management of the Energy & Resources Program in the power, water, oil and gas ...

Tim is responsible for program management of the Energy & Resources Program in the power, water, oil and gas and mining sectors. In these sectors, Tim leads our client relationships, client solutions delivery,  client-led innovation and sector strategies. Tim has 30 years experience, working with clients in energy, resources, utilities and engineering sectors.

 

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Jim Kira

Program Manager - Transport

Jim is responsible for strategic direction and growth of Nova’s Transport Program encompassing rail, ...

Jim is responsible for strategic direction and growth of Nova’s Transport Program encompassing rail, ferries, ports, automotive and autonomous vehicles. Jim’s background includes aerospace engineering, systems engineering and project management in Defence and senior commercial and operations management experience in the Finance and Renewables industries in Australia, the U.K. and Europe.

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