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Tribe Technology and Anglo American sign agreement for delivery of Autonomous Reverse Circulation Drill Rig

Tribe Technology and Anglo American sign agreement for delivery of Autonomous Reverse Circulation Drill Rig

27 July 2023

Tribe Technology (“Tribe Tech”), a market-leading developer and manufacturer of autonomous drill rig and sampling technology, is pleased to announce its agreement with global mining company Anglo American for the deployment of its first generation autonomous Reverse Circulation (“RC”) Drill Rig.

The TTDS GC 700 RC Drill Rig will be manufactured at Tribe Tech’s facilities near Belfast, Northern Ireland, with the sample system to be built at the Company’s facility in Perth, Australia.

While being among the most common mineral exploration methods globally, traditional RC Drilling, due to the high-intensity nature of the process, coupled with the large, heavy industrial equipment involved, can be an extremely hazardous practice with numerous safety procedures required by those operating the rig.

Tribe Tech is developing an autonomous RC Drill Rig, capable of not only removing the workforce risk but projected to be able to significantly increase drilling productivity.

Tribe Tech Chief Executive Officer, Charlie King, commented: 

We are excited to announce our partnership with Anglo American to deploy our game-changing equipment. 

“I have no doubt that in the future, autonomous drilling will become the norm in the mining industry as responsible management teams now have a commercial technology available to them to ensure minimal harm in the exploration drilling sector.

“Tribe Tech was born from a real desire to improve safety and efficiency in the mining industry, and we are proud that Anglo American is the first miner to embrace our autonomous RC drilling technology.”

For more information contact:

Rebecca Hislaire / Gareth Tredway

About Tribe Tech

Established in 2019, Tribe Technology was founded to create a safer, more efficient work environment through the development of fully autonomous reverse circulation drill rigs in the mining industry. The Group’s core activities are the development, in-house manufacturing, and sale of its autonomous Tribe Tech Drill Rigs incorporating its core proprietary IP, the Tribe Technology Drilling System (TTDS).

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