Freeport and Telkom Ready to Present 5G Mining Technology

PT Freeport Indonesia will cooperate with the Telkom Group to apply 5G Mining technology in mining work areas managed by the company. Erick Thohir, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN), said that 5G Mining will improve integration connectivity by implementing a hyper connect network . The plan is that there will be sophistication of an autonomous car or an autonomous truck .

We maximize this preparation between Freeport and Telkom,” he said during the Freeport Indonesia smelter groundbreaking , Tuesday (12/10/2021). Erick said that 5G Mining technology was also applied to maintain operational security and protection for the workforce in it. The plan, he said, was that President Joko Widodo would come to the Freeport Indonesia mining site to inaugurate 5G Mining.

“In accordance with the transformation in the world regarding the Industrial Revolution 4.0, we plan to have the President (Joko Widodo) present at Freeport in 6 months to inaugurate 5G Mining. This is the first in Southeast Asia, the result of cooperation between Freeport and the Telkom Group,” he said. Read also: Freeport Indonesia’s Smelter Projected to be Able to Produce 35 Tons of Gold per Year Freeport Indonesia itself has just groundbreaking a smelter in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Gresik with an investment of IDR 42 trillion.

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said that the Freeport Indonesia smelter could process 1.7 million single-line concentrates, the largest in the world with copper production reaching 600,000 copper. The price of copper is now supercycle , which is US$9,400 per ton. So the investment is Rp42 trillion or US$3.5 billion, the income from copper alone is US$5.4 billion.

Of course this is for holding Freeport revenue- her, but smelting just given tolling , “he said. Read also: Freeport Indonesia’s Smelter Becomes the World’s Largest Single Line Smelter Meanwhile, the refining of precious metals in the smelter requires an investment of US$200 million with a gold production capacity of 3554 tons.