Tabubil, Papua New Guinea and Bangalore, India - August 07, 2014: Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company today announced that Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML), a leading State-owned copper and gold mining company based in Papua New Guinea (PNG), has extended its strategic partnership with the company to drive OTML’s transformation journey and achieve its Digital Mining Vision 2025.
OTML is recognised as a responsible corporate citizen in PNG and has provided over three decades of support to the government and people of the Western Province of PNG. Wipro has partnered with OTML to help improve business processes using advanced technologies, and enable its future mode of operations.
Garry Tuckwell, Global Head of Wipro’s Natural Resources business said, “Wipro is pleased to have developed this partnership with OTML. We have worked closely with the executive and senior leadership team to help define the key strategic initiatives that will enable the company to realise its future vision and potential. We are excited at the opportunity to leverage our broad set of capabilities, coupled with Ok Tedi’s in-depth mining expertise, to really help transform its mining operations, so that it is well positioned to win in the PNG mining industry, while creating a safe and secure environment for its workforce.”
Derrick Kelly, OTML General Manager Business Strategy and Support said, “Our partnership with Wipro will allow us to focus on implementing mining best practices across our organisation and increase the skill levels of the local workforce in PNG. It will also help us establish a “Digital Mine” of the Future, in one of the remotest locations in the world.”
OTML is establishing a new framework that embraces the role of technology, a new set of capabilities within the organisation to successfully use business best practices and systems, and streamline the organisation’s operations across the entire value chain, eliminating waste and maximising shareholder returns from the resources at its disposal.
As part of the partnership, OTML and Wipro have launched the “Strongim Future Program” – leveraging the SAP® ERP application – as a key foundation in the transformation journey. SAP is a market-leading provider of integrated ERP solutions for the mining and metals industry, enabling customers across the globe to achieve efficiency in their operations. The Strongim Future Program will utilize SAP best practices, replacing a number of legacy sytems and putting in place the cornerstone for OTML’s future mode of operations.
Wipro’s Natural Resources division, a part of its Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities (ENU), Strategic Business Unit, provides strategic advice and leverages advanced technology services from across the organisation to create game-changing strategies and address key business challenges of the metals and mining industry. Experienced specialists offer services and solutions that incorporate a range of capabilities across the entire value chain, from exploration through feasibility and ultimately operations.
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Ok Tedi Mining Limited is a one hundred percent government owned organisation that operates the Ok Tedi Mine in the northern part of the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. The Ok Tedi Mine is an open-pit copper and gold mine located near the headwaters of the Ok Tedi River, in the Star Mountains Rural LLG of the North Fly District. Ok Tedi has produced copper and gold from its Mount Fubilan mining operation since 1982.
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