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Training Operators for Excellence – The Ok Tedi Way

29 April 2019

Situated in Papua Guinea, the Simulator Training Center at The Ok Tedi Mine is living up to its commitment to develop their most valuable resource – employees. The company says since 1982 more than 10,500 employees have undertaken education and training and the simulator training center is proving to be a valuable asset in their training mix.

Running simulation equipment from Immersive Technologies, the site holds two PRO3 transportable simulators with numerous interchangeable modules, and a range of supporting technologies and professional services including SimMentor, Training System Integration (TSI) and a successful Managed Service program along with another PRO3 Classroom in the township.

Recently, as part of the Managed Service – a Continuous Improvement Project (CIP) has focused on reducing truck spotting time. At this stage in the process, there is a reported average reduction of 8% in spot times. In a separate project, improvements are being made to shovel dig rates.

“Developing our people and training them consistently in line with our business needs, is vital to our success. Immersive Technologies have certainly contributed towards these objectives, allowing us to train our operators safely and confidently while gaining Immersive’s best practices through their on-site Training Specialists,” says Peter Lewis, OHS Manager – Ok Tedi Mining.

Ok Tedi Mining – Simulator Training Centre at Papua New Guinea.
OK TEDI Mining – Simulator Training Centre at Papua New Guinea.

The site is extending their Managed Service from Immersive Technologies, to complete two truck CIP’s and kick off a shovel CIP on dig rates. In addition, a special “Top Gun” program has been implemented recognizing the most improved operators periodically. This program offers healthy and transparent competition amongst all machine operators who learn and refine new techniques in the simulators which are subsequently transferred to the field.

“The commitment to training and continuous development at Ok Tedi is significant. Their investment in people and safety is of the highest caliber and we are honored to be part of that goal. The positive results they have delivered speak volumes for the hard work and dedication they have placed into operator training and our hats go off to them,” says Greg Karadjian, Regional Vice President – Australia Pacific, Immersive Technologies.

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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 45 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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