08/06/2021 - 13:00

South32 renews Delta Drone contract

08/06/2021 - 13:00

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Listed company Delta Drone International has been reappointed as South32’s aerial data services provider in South Africa under a $2.7 million contract extension.

South32 renews Delta Drone contract
South32's Mozul aluminium operation in South Africa. Photo: South32

Listed company Delta Drone International has been reappointed as South32’s aerial data services provider in South Africa under a $2.7 million contract extension.

Melbourne-based Delta Drone will continue providing aerial survey mapping solutions and real-time data collection services for a further five years using its Rocketmine technology.

Work under the renewed contract began this month.

Delta Drone chief executive Chris Clark said South32 was a long-standing enterprise partner.

"We look forward to delivering their real-time data needs through our fully integrated drone-as-a-service business for the years to come,” he said.

“This reappointment is a testament to our Rocketmine brand and our people on the ground servicing our mining customers every day.

“Having a tailored data solution specifically for the mining industry allows us to remove any challenges that come with aerial data collection such as rapid technology advancements and rules and regulations and allows our customers to focus on their core business operations.”

Mr Clark said Delta Drone could solve a range of mining challenges.

“Our ability to quickly pivot and provide services outside our core remit to solve additional data challenges is a real bonus for our customers and will become a must-have for businesses looking to outsource data services in the future,” he said.

South32 recently completed the sale of its entire shareholding in South Africa Energy Coal to Seriti Resources in a bid to focus on its base metals portfolio.

The Perth-based company has aluminium and manganese operations in South Africa.

Shares in South32 were down 0.5 per cent on Tuesday to trade at $2.98 while Delta Drone shares were down about 4 per cent to 2.5 cents.

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