RUC Cementation orders specialised drill rig simulator from ThoroughTec

ThoroughTec Simulation has been engaged by a diversified underground mining contractor operating throughout Australia and Asia Pacific to develop a training simulator for deployment in Indonesia.

RUC Cementation will use the CYBERMINE simulator to increase the productivity and safety of their Sandvik DS421-C drill rig operators at PT Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Indonesia. The world leader in simulator-based workforce optimisation solutions, ThoroughTec already maintains four CYBERMINE training simulators at the mine site.         

Larin Allison, Regional Vice President of Asia Pacific at ThoroughTec explains that the DS421-C is a rock reinforcement drill rig designed for specialised cement grouted, cable bolt installations. Having recognised ThoroughTec’s leadership in the market for underground equipment simulators, RUC decided to invest in simulator technology to help their Sandvik bolter operators work safer and smarter at the Grasberg mine.

Describing the drill rig as a complex piece of equipment, RUC Cementation Managing Director Barry Upton is confident the simulator will help optimise their workforce underground. Part of the global Murray & Roberts group, RUC Cementation seeks to maximise the engagement of local workers, while maintaining world’s best practices wherever they operate.

Upton added that safety was one of the core values of the company with RUC endeavouring to ensure their employees operated in a safe and productive environment.