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SOFTWARE: Modular Mining’s Dispatch fleet system commission at Copper Mountain

BRITISH COLUMBIA - Modular Mining Systems, the global leader in the delivery of real-time computer-based mine management solutions for surface and underground mining operations, said it has successfully commissioned its Dispatch® fleet...



BRITISH COLUMBIA – Modular Mining Systems, the global leader in the delivery of real-time computer-based mine management solutions for surface and underground mining operations, said it has successfully commissioned its Dispatch® fleet management system (FMS) at the Copper Mountain mine in 20 km south of Princeton. The mine belongs to Copper Mountain Mining Corp. of Vancouver.

The project is designed to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, with a mine rate of 175,000 t/d. Implementation of Modular’s Dispatch FMS will enable the mine to optimize production from their fleet of 21 haul trucks and four loaders.

Don Strickland, VP operations at Copper Mountain, cited Modular’s experience as being a key factor in the decision making process. “We are excited about utilizing this system to capture production improvement opportunities.”

Fleet management systems allow mines to maximize production, minimize risk and reduce the overall fleet operating cost. “Many mines do not consider the purchase of a fleet management system as a capital savings during an expansion plan,” said Greg Lanz, general manager North America, at Modular. “Our primary goal is to help Copper Mountain meet or exceed their production goals as an alternative to simply adding haulage capacity.”

Copper Mountain’s production facility began operations in 2011 and currently has a 17+ year expected lifespan.

Learn more about the Dispatch FMS at ModularMining.com.