Industrea’s wholly owned subsidiary Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) has been awarded a contract by BHP Billiton in Chile to supply and install collision avoidance technology.
AMT will supply and co-ordinate the installation of CAS-CAM collision avoidance technology in BHP Billiton’s Minera Spence copper mine under a US$1.3million contract.
It follows AMT securing a major contract with Anglo American Chile, a member of the Anglo American Group, in March as well as sales of CAS-CAM to BMA mines in the Bowen Basin, Queensland and Anglo Coal Australia in Queensland and New South Wales.
Minera Spence will be AMT’s sixth CAS-CAM installation in Chile.
The Minera Spence copper mining operation is located in the northern region of Chile near the town of Sierra Gorda, 150 km north east of Antofagasta.
According to the company, the CAS-CAM system has been selected to reduce the potential for collision between heavy surface mobile equipment, light vehicles and improving safety of employees on-site by eliminating blind spots around heavy surface mobile equipment.
Incidents involving poor visibility for drivers are a major source of reportable safety incidents in surface mining operations every year.
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