Swedish technology company Hexagon has received a new contract to deliver a multi-solution project at the Toka Tindung gold mine in Indonesia.
Hexagon’s mining division will install systems in phases for fleet management, operator alertness, blast monitoring and enterprise analytics at the mine.
Work under the contract will be carried out between now and October this year. It will be implemented by the company’s Indonesian team.
Operated by subsidiaries of PT Archi Indonesia, the Toka Tindung mine is located approximately 35km north-east of Manado in North Sulawesi.
Over the past three years, the mine produced more than eight tonnes of gold a year. The mine started production in 2011.
Hexagon Mining division business manager and sales general manager Shane Boak said: “We look forward to building our relationship with PT Archi Indonesia as it further develops the potential of Toka Tindung.
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“Like PT Archi, Hexagon firmly believes in safety and efficiency, which makes this partnership all the more exciting.”
Archi Indonesia is in the process of increasing the mine’s production capacity.
PT Archi fleet management systems adviser Ian Wraight said: “In following management’s ‘Technology Transformation Project’ outline, Hexagon’s suite of integrated products and industry-proven technology solutions played a major part of the decision-making process.”
PT Archi owns the the Toka Tindung Project’s mining rights via two contract of work (CoW) companies, namely PT Meares Soputan Mining and PT Tambang Tondano Nusajaya.
The mine’s gold production was increased from 134,000oz in 2012 to 251,000oz in 2017.