NUNAVUT - Wenco International Mining Systems of Richmond, BC, has commissioned its fleet management system at Agnico Eagle's Meadowbank open pit gold mine 70 km north of Baker Lake. Meadowbank is a low Arctic operation located about 2,600 kilometres northwest of Toronto.
Wenco MobileOT™ hardware and software components were installed on a total of 38 pieces of equipment, including eight high precision BenchManager™ systems on excavators, loaders and backhoes.
"Our fleet management system will give Meadowbank mine enhanced ability to maximize worker health and safety while improving productivity and availability of equipment and personnel," explains Wenco VP of sales and marketing Glen Trainor. "Additionally, our ruggedized hardware can operate without difficulty in the extreme cold weather environment of the low Arctic."
Meadowbank began producing gold in 2010 and is expected to produce over 1.0 million oz of gold from 2013 to 2015, with an expected mine life through 2018. It is Agnico Eagle's largest gold producer.
With over 25 years in the industry and offices on six continents, Wenco (WencoMine.com) provides a comprehensive fleet management system for surface mining operations of all sizes worldwide.