BHP Billiton to bring IT-OT to east coast mines

Six months after driving tech integration in iron ore.

BHP Billiton is expanding its information technology and operational technology (IT-OT) drive east, unveiling plans to pursue “integration goals” within its coal business.

The growth of the IT-OT integration comes six months after the miner created a similar team for its iron ore mines.

It is currently recruiting for three tiers of worker – principal, manager and specialist engineer– to focus on control systems projects, including design, planning and execution of “control systems IT/OT integration” and an associated roadmap.

Those brought on board will focus on “safely integrating and standardising control systems and IT/OT

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