Global drones-as-a-service provider, Delta Drone International Limited (ASX: DLT) will expand its enterprise mining operations into Mali after being appointed by multinational gold mining company Barrick Gold for advanced light detection and ranging (LIDAR) services.
Rocketmine, Delta Drone International’s dedicated enterprise mining brand, will provide a fully outsourced service to Barrick Gold through a fleet of mining specific drones and expert mining pilots, that will deploy advanced LIDAR capabilities to examine mining site expansion options in the region.
The one-week operation will deliver Barrick Gold the data required to guide decision making, while they continue to focus on their day-to-day mining operations. Rocketmine, will also manage the necessary requirements by Mali’s local civil aviation authority, Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civil to ensure all services conducted on the site are compliant.
While small in dollar value (A$25,000), the contract adds to Delta Drone International’s list of countries of operations with 11 countries using Delta Drone International’s services.
Delta Drone International CEO, Christopher Clark said:
“The addition of Mali to our growing global footprint speaks to the knowledge and value our team of mining experts at Rocketmine provide our customers.”
“By understanding our customers’ needs, the industry they work in, and their local drone rules and regulations, allows them to focus on their day-to-day business operations, while we provide the data required to guide high level decision making.”
“We look forward to starting our partnership with Barrick Gold and showing them the magnitude of ways that drones can enhance operations in the enterprise mining sector.”