Technology company RCT has signed an agreement with mining contractor RUC Cementation Mining to deliver new technology to RUC’s Australian and international mining sites.
RUC managing director Barry Upton said that the partnership with RCT would aim to build on the adaptability of RCT’s control and automation technology in order to “realise an automated connected mine, unconstrained by the limitations of a single OEM supplier”.
The foundations of RCT go back to the early 1970s, though the company didn’t go by that name officially until later. Since its inception, it has worked with major mining companies all over the world to deliver new and emerging technology to miners, having since become a leading remote control automation and smart guidance provider.
RUC is currently working with Dacian Gold on its Mt Morgans project in Western Australia.
RCT executive director and chief executive officer Brett White said that the partnership was an opportunity to collaborate directly with an innovative customer and make “step changes” in the industry.
“Having access to a mine to test is key to RCT’s Proof of Concept team (PoC Works),” White explained.
“Initially, Mt Morgans gold mine will be the proving ground to facilitate and fast track the development of relevant, fit-for-purpose solutions that will benefit RUC Mining, RCT and Dacian Gold.
“We look forward to the rolling out of our new solutions and further enhancing our existing solutions with RUC Mining’s assistance.”