Embedded Staff and Simulators from Immersive Technologies Accelerating Operational Readiness at Canada Fluorspar

24 January, 2017

Immersive Technologies has mobilized a managed training solution which includes Advanced Equipment Simulators and embedded staff at Canada Flurospar. Immersive Technologies’ embedded training staff have already aided the recruitment and assessment of equipment operators and will soon shift focus to improving equipment operator performance once the mine is operational.

“We have chosen to invest in simulators and services from Immersive Technologies based on their technology, standard of support they provide and evidence of industry experience. Their embedded staff are already a vital resource in our selection and recruitment process and we fully expect the results to continue once the mine is operational, in the optimization of our operator’s performance,”

Steve Cole, Project Manager, Canada Fluorspar.

The new-hire curriculum developed by Immersive Technologies aligns with the Fluorspar Standard Operating Procedures and will later be tailored to deliver quantified operational improvements with the aid of Fleet Management System data. Immersive Technologies has successfully applied and refined this process at mining operations around the world including those operated by BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Vale, Glencore, Barrick, Newmont, Freeport-McMoRan and Anglo American.

“In support of their training and workforce development needs, mining operations are increasingly adopting the combination of our technology, our process and our people. This combination allows us to drive sustainable results faster and at multiple levels.

Our embedded staff:

  • Build curricula that addresses mine needs
  • Schedule and conduct training
  • Manage Continuous Improvement projects
  • Report insights and drive action plans based on management objectives

Immersive Technologies then actively supports our embedded trainers with daily reviews and advanced data analysis to ensure the results achieved are superior and sustainable.”

Greg Karadjian, Immersive Technologies Regional Vice President – North America.

Fluorspar has recently received a second simulator and Immersive Technologies is managing the execution of the simulator training program along with Fluorspar to achieve a sustainable and optimized workforce.

In 2017, Canada Fluorspar in Newfoundland Canada, will commence mining high quality fluorspar ore, produce fluorspar concentrate and export their product to domestic and international markets.

New Gold’s Rainy River Project in Canada is anticipated to create 600 permanent jobs.

Fluorspar has recenlty received a second simulator and Immersive Technologies is managing the execution of the simulator training program along with Fluorspar to achieve a sustainable and optimized workforce.



About Immersive Technologies

Immersive Technologies is the world’s largest, proven and tested supplier of surface and underground Advanced Equipment Simulators to the global mining industry. The company has achieved this unique position by focusing on its mission to increase Customer profitability by optimizing the safety and productivity of their operators. Immersive Technologies’ Advanced Equipment Simulators are helping hundreds of mining companies around the world to increase their equipment operators’ safety and site profitability through effective simulation training.

Immersive Technologies provides its customers with the most effective Advanced Equipment Simulators available. This is made possible through the formal licensing and technical information alliances Immersive has established with the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), including: Caterpillar Global Mining, Hitachi, Komatsu and Liebherr. These unique alliances provide Immersive Technologies with access to the OEM’s proprietary and confidential machine technical information that is required to correctly simulate the OEM’s machines and is not available through other public or dealer channels.

With advanced simulator modules deployed in 51 countries, Immersive Technologies is dedicated to provide outstanding service. To deliver on this commitment the company has customer sales and support offices located close to its customers in Perth and Brisbane Australia, Salt Lake City USA, Fort McMurray, Ottawa & Vancouver Canada, Monterrey Mexico, Lima Peru, Santiago Chile, Belo Horizonte Brazil, Bochum Germany, Johannesburg South Africa, Jakarta Indonesia, Kolkata India and Moscow Russia.

Immersive has the global mining experience, innovative technology, product range, OEM relationships, proven support commitment and industry vision to partner with you to ensure your simulator training solution delivers the significant results you expect.

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