Incitec Pivot has advised that its Dyno Nobel business has been awarded an explosives products and services supply contract with Fortescue Metals Group subsidiaries Chichester Metals Pty Ltd and FMG Solomon Pty Ltd from July 2018 until December 2023.Having regard to IPL’s contractual commitments to its third party supplier of ammonium nitrate in Western Australia, the combined impact of the award of the newcontract and other mitigating actions is expected to improve Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) as compared to amounts disclosed on 6 December 2017 and 11 January 2018. IPL’s Managing Director & CEO Jeanne Johns, said: “Dyno Nobel is delighted to be partnering with Fortescue. We have shared values of safety and a commitment to practical innovation.”Differential Energy/Delta E and the DigiShot Plus.4G electronic initiation system will be among the innovative services provided to Fortescue by Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific. Delta E ensures customers deliver the right amount of energy to different layers of rock within a blast, producing better fragmentation and reducing overall mining cost for the customer. Dyno Nobel’s customers in America using Delta E have benefited from increased safety, significantly reduced mining costs, and a reduced environmental impact.The first of the new Delta E Mobile Processing Units is currently in the final stages of commissioning and will soon be transported to Western Australia for use in the hard rock market, with a further two units scheduled for commissioning before the end of this calendar year.Digishot Plus 4.G is the next generation in electronic initiation systems, which play an integral part in reducing mine operation downtime to the benefit of customers.