About Us NA

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Who we are

Founded in Perth, Western Australia in 2012, Minnovare is an advanced technology company that specialises in improving the accuracy, reliability and economic efficiency of industrial drilling operations, both in mining and civil engineering, worldwide.  Our advanced drill-rig alignment hardware and data-capture software combine to deliver clients’ drill-data faster and more accurately than ever before.

 

Our flagship mining exploration/civil product, the Azimuth Aligner, is used in over 100 projects around the world to automate the alignment process; more than doubling the accuracy (+/- 0.2°) and reducing overall set-up times by up to 90%.

 

Our new Production Optimiser system is set to revolutionise underground drill and blast mining by substantially reducing blast-hole deviation (up to 60%) whilst increasing drilled metres per shift (up to 20%). For the average mine site this translates to a significant reduction in average ore dilution (up to 30%) an increase in operating revenue per rig, improved fragmentation, increased output and increased ore recovery.

 

Minnovare’s new online client reporting engine; Minnovare CORE is an advanced data hub for your entire drilling operation.  Featuring digital drill plans and plods that sync seamlessly with existing mine planning software, Minnovare CORE allows accurate, reliable drilling data to transfer instantly throughout your entire operation – ready for fast, efficient data analysis and execution.

 

Minnovare has offices in Perth (Head Office), Canada and the United States, as well as distributors in South Africa and the United Kingdom.  Minnovare is a proud recipient of the WA Mining Technology Award (2014) and the AIM Pinnacle Awards for Innovation, and Emerging Business (2015).

Companies we’ve worked with:

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TESTIMONIALS

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“The benefit of using the Azimuth Aligner® is that it makes a difficult and manual surveying task straight forward and less time consuming, which leads to enhanced site production”

Ian Acreman, Ground Engineering Manager at BACHY SOLETANCHE

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“The Azimuth Aligner® significantly improved the production achieved at our Folsom Dam Rock Bolting program”

Ben Hughes, Project Engineer at KIEWIT

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“Thanks to the simple operation of the Azimuth Aligner® we are now faster and more accurately aligning our Hagby drill rig at our project in the Port of Miami tunnel in more than 5 minutes compared to previously contemplated methods including surveyor & engineering staff related costs. After just one hour training our crews were able to operate the device themselves. Due to its capability to adjust itself to different drill rigs and noted increase in productivity, we now recommend to include this device to our clients in our projects across the USA.”

J.B.Puente, Project Engineer at NICHOLSON CONSTRUCTION

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“We didn’t redrill a hole for Azimuth being outside tolerance while we used the Azimuth Aligner®.”

Susan Marriott, Senior Project Geologist at LIGHTNING NICKEL

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“Poseidon Nickel has been utilising the Azimuth Aligner® underground at our Mt Windarra Nickel Mine. The drillers need the ability to space their collars laterally as well as vertically in order to fit all the holes in therefore conventional survey and alignment techniques are impossible in this situation. The Azimuth Aligner® saved us a lot of time and money, assured us of the accuracy of surveys and down-hole gyro results. We will continue to use the Azimuth Aligner® for all future drilling.

Steve Warriner, Chief Geologist at POSEIDON NICKEL

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“Previous hole alignments could be up to 1.5 hours; with the Azimuth Aligner® it now takes no longer than 5 minutes. Prior to the Azimuth Aligner® our surveying staff were required to set-out and drill in tens of backsight pins into the back wall. The Azimuth Aligner® negates the need for this process. Both instances have an obvious financial saving and production boost as were seen in our increased metre rates per shift”

Stuart Perazzo, Senior Exploration Geologist at NEWMONT MINING

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“The Azimuth Aligner® saved us a lot of time. It performed exactly as promised, which is not always the case with equipment suppliers.” 

Joakim Kemi, CEO/Managing Manager, STYRUD ARCTIC

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“The return on investment for using the Azimuth Aligner® is the efficiency it provides by reducing set up time.” 

Allan Stone, Site Supervisor, SWICK MINING SERVICES

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“I wish I had this 10 years ago, it would have made our set ups a lot faster. The Azimuth Aligner® will replace the string line method at Olympic Dam.”

Jody Smith, Project Leader at BOART LONGYEAR

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“We are very pleased to distribute the Azimuth Aligner® in Australia.”

Daniele Infanti, Managing Director at SOILMEC AUSTRALIA

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“The best ways to minimise deviation during drilling include proper time and care spent on setting up the holes, and angle indicators with onscreen displays are also important. More than 60% of deviation is due to incorrect set-up, for example if the drilling feed is pointed in the wrong direction.”

Peter Corcoran, Director of Sales Support & Business Development at SANDVIK MINING

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“The Production Optimizer system is very simple to use. Greatly improved efficiency by being able to quickly line up on a hole. Drilling accuracy has also greatly improved. 1000x better than the old system!”

John Amailon, Long-Hole Driller at NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES – POGO

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“The Production Optimizer system is way better than the old one. The new system is deadly accurate – there is no comparison! Holes can be drilled in a tight pattern without intersecting each other.

Mike Schenck, Long-Hole Driller at NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES – POGO

Our History

2012

2012

Minnovare is established in Perth, Western Australia with a vision to supply technology that delivers faster, more accurate drill data to clients – helping them improve productivity and efficiency.

2012

2012

Minnovare pioneers the development of ‘real time’ drill rig alignment technology – a world-first for the mining industry.

2012

2012

The Azimuth Aligner® (AA) is born: An industry first that enables automation of the rig alignment process – reducing rig setup times by up to 90%.

2012

2012

Minnovare expands domestically to take on Downhole Surveys and Soilmec as Australian West/East coast distributors respectively.

2012

2012

The benefits of the Azimuth Aligner (AA) are quickly realised in the Australian mining industry, with  a number of major mines utilising the new technology.

2013

2013

The benefits of the AA are quickly realised outside mining. The London Rail Tunnel Project marks the AA’s breakthrough into the civil construction industry.

2013

2013

Reputation in the global construction sector soon spreads, with the AA deployed on the Miami Port, Cross Passage Tunnel project in the United States.

2013

2013

Minnovare is awarded a contract to deploy the AA across the entire drill fleet of major Australian drilling contractor, Swick Mining Services.

2014

2014

Minnovare partners with international ground-engagement specialist Getec, as distributor for the construction industry in the US, Europe, UK and South Africa.

2014

2014

Minnovare scoops three major industry awards – the Australian Mining Technologies Award and two West Australian AIM Pinnacle Awards for innovation.

2015

2015

Adoption of the AA across the Australian mining exploration sector becomes widespread, with Minnovare holding approx. 80% market share across the APAC.

2017

2017

Minnovare extends its overseas footprint, establishing local offices in the US (Tucson) and Canada (Ontario).

2018

2018

Minnovare appoints renowned drilling solutions provider, International Directional Services (IDS), as US distributor of the Azimuth Aligner.

2018

2018

Minnovare launches its new Production Optimiser system for the mining production drilling sector; substantially improving drill & blast productivity and efficiency.

2018

2018

Minnovare CORE (Client Online Reporting Engine) is launched – delivering unparalleled drill data capture and analysis capabilities for all drilling operations.

2018

2018

Minnovare receives a company-wide re-brand to coincide with the launch of it’s new Production Optimiser system.