The annual recognition for mining companies using simulation for operator training and business improvement from Immersive Technologies was awarded to Kiewit Mining Group of the USA and PT Pamapersada Nusantara (PAMA) of Indonesia. The award recognizes the achievements of mine sites focused on improving operational safety, efficiency and productivity through strategic and focused simulator based training initiatives.
Kiewit Mining Group reported independently assessed transmission savings of one million dollars after simulation training. As part of their solution with Cat® MineStar™ integration Kiewit used Immersive simulation from 2010 to 2014 resulting in 11% productivity and maintenance improvements and Kiewit achieved continued VIMS improvements from 2012 to 2014 eliminating 97% of operator errors.
“Kiewit is extremely proud to receive this recognition and we value our relationship with Immersive Technologies. The results have been impressive and sustainable,” says Jay Johnson, Senior Vice President, Kiewit Mining Group.
Pama’s Jembayan – Separi site saw reduced traffic incidents with an estimated US$330,000 savings in property damage in one year and an estimated US$3.5 million in savings from lost time due to equipment maintenance and premature component wear. Jembayan - Separi has used Immersive simulation as part of their workforce development plan for more than eight years achieving a 42% reduction in equipment damage and 16% productivity improvement along with successful fuel reduction initiatives this year.
The recipients were chosen from Immersive customers from more than 265 global mining operations in 39 countries, Kiewit Mining Group and Pama join the ranks of prominent past winners including Cipta Kridatama, Cliffs Natural Resources, Syncrude, Kinross and Peabody.
Reduced traffic incidents and equipment damage, millions saved in equipment maintenance and premature component wear and measured improvements in productivity earns Kiewit Mining Group and Pama 2014 Business Improvement Award
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