Micromine has completed installation of its mine control and management reporting software in two of Newmont’s underground gold mines in Nevada, USA. The software solution known as Pitram Control has provided the Midas and Leeville mine sites with greater functionality which is expected to increase production, reduce costs and improve onsite safety.

Pitram is a mine control and management reporting solution which records, manages and processes mine site data in real time. The software provides a thorough overview of a mine’s activities by converting data into meaningful information which in turn increases managerial control. Micromine says this increased control allows key staff members to reduce costs while improving safety and business intelligence capabilities. The implementation of the software took almost 12 months to complete.

Newmont’s Leeville mine is west of Elko, employs about 250 staff and owns a fleet of 11 haul trucks. Leeville’s head of monitoring Keith Preston says, “After considering a variety of mine control solutions, Newmont decided to introduce Micromine’s Pitram Control, with both sites already beginning to see the benefits that this has to offer.”

“It has improved safety by consistently monitoring miners and mobile equipment. The solution also provides timely and flexible reports, making it an especially valuable tool for busy managers and other senior personnel who frequently need the latest performance information for meetings with executive teams.”

Micromine’s North America manager Colin Smith says, “Safety is very important to Newmont, therefore the Pitram Control’s safety capabilities were a major consideration for the company. “Eventually, Pitram Control will interface with Mine Site Technology’s tagging system at both mines, which will ensure that personnel in the control room know the exact location of equipment and miners at all times.”

Perth-based mining industry software company Micromine boasts 12,000 clients in more than 90 countries. The company’s intuitive solutions are delivered by teams of specialists who understand how the software can be integrated into an operation for best results. It has offices in 20 of the world’s major mineral producing regions in order to provide local support and service.

www.micromine.com

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