PT Freeport Indonesia’s underground operation has added an additional fleet of simulators from Immersive Technologies to develop and improve operator skills and safety at site.

IT unitsAs 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.

The Grasberg minerals district contains one of the world’s largest copper and gold deposits and focuses on local hiring and skills development. The regional technical training programs prepare community members for careers in mining and have utilized simulators from Immersive Technologies for surface operations since 2001.

“PT Freeport has the opportunity to increase production and our simulator training solutions will help develop their workforce safely and effectively. We are proud our solutions have been proven to be effective, reliable and worthy of continued investment,” says Immersive Technologies regional vice president – Asia, Nicky Suwandy.

PT Freeport has utilized underground operator training simulators from another supplier, however has now elected to adopt Immersive Technologies’ advanced solutions across both their surface and underground mining operations.

They will add simulators for their light vehicles, underground LHDs, underground trucks, jumbo drills, underground locomotives, Cat Command for Underground system, as well as different custom mine sites so operators can train on a simulated version of their actual mine site. Immersive Technologies professional services will be utilized to develop and integrate the training curriculum in line with specific needs ensuring significant return on investment.

Immersive Technologies is a proven and tested supplier of surface and underground Advanced Equipment Simulators to the global mining industry. The company has achieved this by focusing on its mission to make every mining and earthmoving equipment operator in the world safer and their employer more profitable through its simulation technologies.

Immersive Technologies provides customers with the most effective Advanced Equipment Simulators available. This is made possible through the formal exclusive licensing and technical information alliances Immersive has established with the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), including Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu and Liebherr.

These unique alliances provide Immersive Technologies with exclusive 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.

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