New Gold’s Rainy River Project in Canada is anticipated to create 600 permanent jobs. As part of their investment New Gold is providing training in mining. Simulators from Immersive Technologies are being used to develop future mining equipment operators in the local community.
Changes in drilling conditions and focus on operator workforce development at Phosagro’s Apatit mine in Russia prompted management to seek a better way to train their operators. With the rapid sales growth and operation success of Immersive Technologies’ simulators in underground mining, Phosagro chose for its operators to be trained on an IM360 Advanced Equipment Simulator. Apatit is the world’s largest producer of high-grade phosphate ore and Russia’s only producer of nepheline concentrate.
Immersive Technologies’ Advanced Equipment Simulators are at the heart of the mining industry’s leading operator training and workforce development solutions. These solutions have a track record beyond compare in the delivery of quantified safety, efficiency and unscheduled maintenance improvements infield, measured by companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Vale, Glencore, Barrick, Newmont, Freeport-McMoRan and Anglo American.
Developed using expertise and data gained through working with 270 mining operations globally, Immersive Technologies will launch three brand new Simulators targeted at delivering even greater business improvement to their customers.
The S11D project in Canaã dos Carajás - Pará - Brazil is in the world spotlight as their truckless mining production is slated to begin in 2016. S11D will be one of the biggest mines in the world and this new production method requires an advanced solution for operator training. Immersive Technologies, the global leader in mining equipment simulators, will provide high-tech simulators for mining equipment and customized virtual training environments for VALE loading machine operators, enabling the incorporation of new procedures to ensure a safe and productive operation.
Tata Steel has recently invested in additional simulators from Immersive Technologies for operator training. A customer for the past 14 years, Tata has committed to ensuring the safest operators and invest heavily in advanced technologies for the most effective and efficient operations.
Immersive Technologies has released further detailed verified results arising from their work with key mining customers. In partnership with mine management teams across Australia, North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia Immersive has delivered...
The annual recognition for mining companies using simulation for operator training and business improvement from Immersive Technologies was awarded to Australia’s Rio Tinto Marandoo.
Underground sales for Immersive Technologies’ equipment simulators have seen a recent surge leading to the development of 10 new underground simulator machine types. The company has seen a definite rise in customer’s need for their products and services over the last six months globally.
Russia is not immune from industry challenges but with mineral extraction approximately 20% of the overall economy Russian miners are investing in ways to mine safer and more productively. Immersive Technologies, the global leader in mining equipment simulators, has seen an uptake of their result driven equipment simulator training in the region.
Virtual Reality will be one of the most rapidly adopted technologies of 2016. Immersive Technologies, an industry leader in delivering advanced solutions in mining, has already seen results from applying this technology to improve knowledge retention of vital safety and risk assessment procedures. Their product WorksiteVR™ is being used by a growing number of their nearly 400 global resource sector customers.
PT Freeport Indonesia’s underground operation has added an additional fleet of simulators from leading simulator provider Immersive Technologies to develop and improve operator skills and safety at site. As a longtime customer, Freeport has seen a range of production improvements through the continued use of Immersive Technologies’ simulators. In an industry where capital expenditure is subdued, Freeport has committed to invest in the safety and effectiveness of its operators as its underground mining operations expand.