Australia’s Remsafe has secured a collaboration agreement with mining equipment manufacturer FLSmidth.
Under the agreement, FLSmidth will promote sales of Remsafe’s remote isolation systems to its Australian client base and becomes the preferred installer of the systems outside of Western Australia.
The technology was developed in WA to meet a high safety integrity level (SIL) rating and has been deployed by leading mining companies, including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group.
Remsafe chief executive officer Rob Wilson said the collaboration with FLSmidth was an exciting step forward for the company, which is a subsidiary of ASX-listed Orbital Corp.
“FLSmidth is a highly reputable global mining equipment supplier and servicer with an extensive customer base. This agreement opens up substantial new sales opportunities for Remsafe and represents a highly complementary partnership,” Wilson said.
FLSmidth Australian head Mark Clifford said the collaboration provided an opportunity to improve the company’s product offering in the mining equipment market.
“We consider the Remsafe isolation systems to be the system of choice that safely de-energises and isolates bulk handling and mineral processing related equipment with minimal downtime, thus increasing productivity for customers,” Clifford said.
“In addition, this gives us opportunities to increase our installation and maintenance service to the mining industry.”