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.