Orica (ASX: ORI), today announced the release of its latest BlastIQ™ Underground technology
which improves underground blasting performance with integrated digital solutions.
Developed by Orica Digital Solutions BlastIQ™ Underground provides quality control and improved drill
and blast productivity for superior blast outcomes. Enabling underground operations to efficiently
manage their blasting process, from planning to post-blast analysis, with user-friendly reporting,
analytics, and information management.

The innovative and integrated suite of technologies improves blast productivity with the digital
communication of blast designs, including the re-application of charging designs in response to hole
locations. The digital collection and management of drilling data empower engineers to identify
opportunities for continuous improvement of drilling and charging operations.

Orica Vice President Digital Solutions Rajkumar Mathiravedu said “Orica is continually growing its digital
offerings for customers to align with the swift digital transformation across the industry”.
“Our software ensures that every blast is executed precisely, and the desired outcomes are achieved.

This level of accuracy translates into significant cost savings and improved resource utilisation for our
customers. To better cater to our customers, we are amassing a digital technology portfolio that
complements our core blasting technologies such as 4D Underground, WebGen, and Avatel”.
BlastIQ™ Underground enables customers to streamline their workflows, reduce operational costs, and
gain a competitive edge in the market.

“We are shaping the future of underground mining and our digital solutions are a testament to our
ongoing commitment to innovation, safety, productivity and sustainability,” concludes Mr Mathiravedu.

The increasing demand for critical minerals presents significant challenges to the mining industry in
gaining access to orebodies. Where data and insights are key, BlastIQ™ Underground offers extensive
data analytics capabilities and provides valuable insights into performance metrics and blast outcomes.
BlastIQ™ Underground can also help reduce the environmental footprint of mining operations. The
software’s precision drilling and blasting capabilities minimises ground vibrations, air overpressure and
environmental impact of blasting activities.

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