BRITISH COLUMBIA – Teck Coal, headquartered in Calgary, has chosen Wenco software for fleet management. The fleet consists of 56 haul trucks, six shovels and seven loaders.
Fording River is the fourth Teck mine to install Wenco software. The system installed at Fording River was chosen for Wenco’s open system architecture, allowing Teck to source their own on-board hardware and install their own Cisco broadband radio system. Wenco’s open system architecture coupled with its flexibility in design includes the ability to fully operate over any IP-based wireless network.
Fording River located 29 km northeast of Elkford, BC. Coal mined at Fording River is primarily metallurgical coal, although a small amount of thermal coal is also produced. The current annual production capacity of the mine is 8.0 million tonnes of clean coal and the preparation plant is 10 million tonnes of clean coal. Proven and probable reserves at Fording River are projected to support mining for a further 41 years.
To learn more about Wenco’s fleet management system and other products for the mining industry, visit www.WencoMine.com.