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Modular Mining installs systems at Boliden’s Kevitsa Mine

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Global Mining Review,

Modular Mining installed its DISPATCH®, ProVision®, and MineCare® systems at the Boliden Kevitsa mine in Northern Finland.

The DISPATCH Fleet Management System (FMS) and ProVision Machine Guidance system replaced previous technologies at the mine. The DISPATCH FMS will optimize the mine’s haulage cycle, while the ProVision Excavator system assumes responsibility for machine guidance.

In conjunction with regional Komatsu equipment dealer, Suomen Rakennuskone Oy (SR-O), Modular Mining also installed its MineCare system to bring cloud-based, proactive asset health monitoring and maintenance management capabilities to the Kevitsa operation. SR-O has also partnered with Modular Mining to provide ongoing service to Boliden.

Modular Mining’s solutions were selected to optimise haulage, improve loading accuracy, and increase availability, across more than 30 pieces of equipment in Kevitsa’s mixed manufacturer fleet. The technologies will help the mine overcome challenges with material blending, material identification at the face, misdirected loads, payload production records, and operator training.

Mine representatives cited Modular Mining’s relationship with Komatsu, as well as product flexibility and an extensive range of add-on modules, as being key motivators in the choice to implement Modular Mining’s solutions. In addition, because the mine anticipates an eventual transition to autonomous operation, the DISPATCH FMS’ integration in Komatsu’s FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) also influenced the buying decision.

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