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New Zealand Innovation Awards 2017

Tuesday 5 September 2017

ARANZ Geo has been named a finalist in four categories of the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2017 for its Leapfrog 3D geological modelling software.

ARANZ Geo Managing Director, Shaun Maloney says, “Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, and we’ve been growing rapidly around the world as a result. This is a fantastic acknowledgement for our dedicated global team who have embraced this ethos.”

ARANZ Geo contributes technology and solutions to enable earth, environmental and energy projects around the world. The company is known worldwide as the developer of the revolutionary Leapfrog® 3D geological modelling solutions for the mining, environmental, renewable energy, and other geologically dependant industries.

The company’s solutions turn complex data into geological understanding, providing timely insight for executives and geologists alike, to enable critical time-sensitive investment decisions that reduce risk, cost and time, and extract value.

Maloney says, “We developed a reputation as an innovator in the mining industry with Leapfrog. Today we’re also taking that learning and contributing to a wider variety of projects that target some of the major global environment and energy challenges we face."

“We’re contributing to geothermal energy work with NGOs around the world, hydro dams in Turkey, transport tunnels in the EU, and a wide range of water quality and resource management projects. Our software is also being used in a landmark Finnish project to contribute to geological understanding, modelling and management of geological risk for the construction of a final disposal facility of spent nuclear fuel.”

The company’s global footprint includes a score of offices around the world such as Australia, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Canada, Denmark, South Africa and the UK, with more planned. Around 99 percent of its software is exported to more than 80 countries.

ARANZ GEO is a finalist in Innovation in Design & Engineering, Innovation in Technology Solutions, Export Innovator of The Year, and Disruptive & Breakthrough Innovation. All finalists are eligible for The People’s Choice Award and public voting is open from the 12 September to the 29 September 2017 at www.innovationawards.org.nz.

The winners of the New Zealand Innovation Awards will be announced at the awards event on Thursday 19 October at ANZ Viaduct Event Centre, Auckland.


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