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AUG 2018

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94 E&MJ • AUGUST 2018 www.e-mj.com SUPPLIERS REPORT Epiroc Launches New Websites Epiroc launched a new website, www.epiroc.us, designed with the needs of mining, infrastructure and natural re- sources customers in mind. The engaging new site features user-friendly navigation and functionality, the company reported. Epiroc.us offers valuable information on Epiroc products, parts and services, ap- plications and industry solutions, Epiroc reported. The new site provides simpli- fied navigation and enhanced search capabilities to help visitors find and dis- cover exactly what they need. Responsive design makes the site easy to use across browsers and devices, the company re- ported. The website connects to the Epi- roc Shop Online system where customers can manage Epiroc orders. Other com- ponents of the site include a newsroom, media gallery, careers area, corporate information section and links to follow Epiroc on social media. The company also launched epirocmar- ketplace.com, the site for the Epiroc Mar- ketplace, which will facilitate the purchas- ing and sales of used mining equipment. The site connects customers with solutions such as drill rigs, loaders and trucks, rock drilling tools and hydraulic attachments, the company reported. The profile of each pre-owned product includes a photo, make, model and condition information, specifications, and the option to request a quote. Users can locate nearby Epiroc dealers and the used equipment they carry via the dealer locator tool. The site links to Epiroc Customer Finance, whereby users can work with Epiroc representatives on financing options. Epiroc offers leasing, hire-purchase, supplier credits and other types of financing. Whitehaven Picks Hitachi for Autonomous Haulage Whitehaven Coal contracted Hitachi to deploy the latter's Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) at the former's operations in North West New South Wales. The part- nership includes the delivery and com- missioning of phased AHS deployment for the fleet of Hitachi EH5000AC3 trucks at Maules Creek, and the establishment of the physical and technological infrastruc- ture to support it. The Hitachi Construction Machinery Group will deliver Hitachi AHS. Jacobs Tapped for Optimization at Chilean Mine Minera Candelaria tapped Jacobs En- gineering Group Inc. to provide design, engineering, procurement and construc- tion management support services for the Candelaria Mill Optimization Project at the Candelaria Mining Complex near the city of Copiapó in Northern Chile's Ata- cama region. Jacobs will provide basic and detailed design, as well as support services for procurement, field engineer- ing, construction management and start- up. The contract period for the complete scope of services runs until December 2019. Minera Candelaria has an 80% ownership stake in Candelaria. Data Communications Network Commissioned Westermo announced the successful commissioning of a data communications network, complete with a monitoring and control system, at Vršany Lom coal mine, operated by Sev.en Commodities AG subsidiary Vršanská uhelná a.s. The network runs on Westermo WeOS-pow- ered devices, consisting of 60 Westermo Lynx switches and 40 Wolverine Ether- net extenders, Westermo reported. Data communication equipment and cabling are installed along the conveyor belts and connect several hundred sensors that pro- vide operational data to the central SCA- DA system. Fiber optic cables are located inside the permanent conveyors, with the Lynx switches installed in substations at set points along the conveyor belts. The network is configured in a ring topology with Westermo's FRNT ring reconfigura- tion protocol, Westermo reported. Vršany Lom, reportedly one of the largest mines in the Czech Republic, is a brown coal surface mine located in the North Bohe- mian coal basin near the town of Most. AngloGold Ashanti Gets MineSuite for Remote Control AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd. selected MinLog's MineSuite system as an Under- ground Mine Management System at the Sunrise Dam operation in Western Aus- tralia. Applications will include planning and management, short interval control, task management and equipment alloca- tion, material tracking and certification, proximity detection and traffic mana- ment, and ventilation control. The system will be deployed in stages, and the first delivery was set for July. Siemens, Bentley Systems Partner on Academy The Siemens Divisions Process Industries and Drives and Digital Factory partnered with Bentley Systems and the Bentley In- stitute to establish the Process Industries Academy. The academy, with locations in Germany, Texas, and Shanghai, aims to share best practices for plant engineering and operations. It will provide training that will use practical examples to illustrate the significant elements of digitalization for more efficient planning and develop- ment as well as the successful operation of plants, the companies reported. Partici- pants will experience how the development of a clear digital strategy improves collab- oration, communication and coordination between the individual project teams and generates an ideal environment for optimiz- ing the generation of information and dig- ital workflows. The first event will be held in the second half of 2018 at the Siemens Process Automation World in Karlsruhe. Separately, Siemens partnered with Evonik to develop an asset life-cycle data model for integration into the Sie- mens software solution Comos. The asset The Epiroc Marketplace pro fi les used equipment, locates dealers, and provides tools for procuring fi nancing. (Photo: Epiroc) Sunrise Dam will deploy MineSuite for use in mine management. (Photo: MinLog)

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