Minetec to deploy underground tracking technologies in South Australian mine


Codan unit Minetec has signed a $1m contract with PYBAR Mining Services for the delivery of high-precision tracking, visualisation and task management for the South Australian-based Carrapateena copper-gold exploration project.

PYBAR was recently selected by OZ Minerals for development of the 7.5 km decline and associated ground infrastructure. 

PYBAR chose Minetec’s task-management system (SMARTS) and WASP high-precision tracking to manage decline development. The Minetec solution enables underground miners to boost productivity and safety by solving problems in real-time.

"The Minetec solution enables underground miners to boost productivity and safety by solving problems in real-time."

Minetec claimed that this contract validates its strategy of targeting underground hard-rock mines with a technology platform that provides improved tracking, safety and productivity.

The revenue will be realised during the fiscal year 2017.

Carrapateena is an iron-oxide and copper-gold deposit located in province of South Australia.

In 2011, OZ Minerals purchased Carrapateena.

Last year, OZ Minerals announced a partnership with the South Australian government to explore future opportunities through the joint development of infrastructure.