Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. has announced that it has been contracted to supply the Wenco Fleet Management System at the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Roy Hill project has a defined mineralization of more than 2.4 billion tons of +55 percent Fe iron ore and an estimated mine life of 20 years.
Roy Hill is incorporating new technologies, including the Wenco Fleet Management System to create a technologically advanced mining operation, according to the mining company. Part of this technology push includes the construction of a remote operations center in Perth, 1200 km from the mine, which will provide end-to-end integration of operations by managing safety, human capital, and production through the adoption of state-of the-art automation.
The initial deployment of 34 Wenco units for shovels, trucks, and dozers will begin in 2014, with additional units slated for install as the mine increases production.