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Delta Drone International to provide LIDAR for Newmont in Ghana

Global drones-as-a-service provider Delta Drone International, has been re-appointed by Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest gold mining companies, Newmont Corporation in Ghana, for a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) project on its Ahafo mine.

Delta Drone International will provide a drone-based LIDAR solution to create an accurate 3D model of the earth and its surface characteristics to map new areas for the mine and mitigate potential risks prior to mine expansion construction commencing.

Delta Drone International CEO, Christopher Clark said:
“To continue working with Newmont Corporation, one of the world’s leading enterprise gold mining companies, who is using advanced drone techniques for several types of project applications, is a testament to our specialist expertise and drones-as-a-service model.”

“Using the latest in drone LIDAR technology, we can fly with this sensor in a fixed-wing drone, allowing us to map new areas and essentially compete with manned LIDAR, but at a lower price point.”

“We are seeing increased demand to use our LIDAR capability to create ‘digital elevation models’ that allows companies to see below thick forest and other surface vegetation and more accurately determine site suitability for certain types of infrastructure and how a site can be used.”

“The trust our enterprise customers place in us to help solve these types of challenges through a fully outsourced solution is the reason we have long-standing customer relationships and are the go-to drones-as-a-service provider in Africa.”

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