Ecuador’s Largest Gold Mine Adopts Full Micromine Pitram Suite for Enhanced Operational Efficiency

Micromine, a leading provider of innovative mining technology solutions, proudly announces the full implementation of its Micromine Pitram suite at Fruta del Norte, Ecuador’s largest gold mine, owned and operated by Lundin Gold.

Micromine Pitram Suite

Micromine, a leading provider of innovative mining technology solutions, proudly announces the full implementation of its Micromine Pitram suite at Fruta del Norte, Ecuador’s largest gold mine, owned and operated by Lundin Gold.

Located in southeast Ecuador, Fruta del Norte is renowned as one of the highest-grade gold mines globally. Its impressive mineral reserves include 5.5 million ounces of gold grading 7.89 grams per ton. Lundin Gold’s decision to adopt the comprehensive Micromine Pitram suite is driven by Micromine’s extensive experience in the gold mining sector and the company’s ambition to streamline the mine’s various operational aspects into a unified production system.

Micromine Pitram Suite Enhancing Operational Efficiency

The integration of Micromine Pitram offers unparalleled control and oversight, enabling Fruta del Norte to optimize fleet productivity using existing resources and make informed decisions based on real-time data. Edward Leal, Mine Project Superintendent at Lundin Gold Ecuador, emphasized the strategic significance of this integration: “Ongoing fleet analysis and monitoring helps identify machine and time cycle inefficiencies in real-time. In this environment, even minor adjustments can lead to considerable improvements in operational efficiency.”

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Advanced Features and Benefits

Micromine Pitram provides valuable insights into fleet performance, asset health, and material flows while enhancing in-field communication with direct-to-operator messaging. This real-time connectivity allows for immediate identification and resolution of shift issues, facilitating seamless coordination between operators, supervisors, and control room activities.

Erich Guevara, Head of the Business Unit for Micromine Pitram in the Americas, expressed his enthusiasm for the project’s potential to showcase the transformative impact of advanced digitalization in mining. “The full-scale implementation of Micromine Pitram at Fruta del Norte not only demonstrates the solution’s versatility but also sets a new industry standard,” Guevara stated.

Future Implementations and Support

With the core system now live, additional implementations, including underground fleet positioning, haulage management, and fleet monitoring, are scheduled for the coming months. Micromine will continue to provide ongoing support and maintenance to ensure the system’s optimal performance.

By leveraging the full capabilities of the Micromine Pitram suite, Lundin Gold is pioneering an approach that simplifies mine management through a single, comprehensive system. This eliminates the need for multiple solutions, showcasing the potential of comprehensive digitalization in revolutionizing the global mining industry.

As Fruta del Norte continues to lead the way in gold mining, the integration of Micromine Pitram underscores the importance of innovative technology in driving operational excellence and sustainability in the mining sector.

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