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Volcán Compañia Minera Selects Newtrax as Safety & Productivity Partner

Volcán Compañia Minera Selects Newtrax as Safety & Productivity Partner

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Carahuacra, Yauli, Perú – August 2017 Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and operations management systems for underground hard rock mines – has been selected by Volcán Compañia Minera for the deployment of safety and productivity solutions at its Carahuacra underground mine, including proximity detection, collision avoidance, mobile gas detection, and personnel and mobile equipment tracking.

Volcán is the first Peruvian underground mining company to require as a safety policy the use of Proximity Warning, Equipment and Personnel Tracking, and Mobile Gas Detection technologies to improve the safety standards of its mining operations. To avoid collisions and ensure that workers return home safe and sound, as well to increase productivity, Volcán has chosen Newtrax Technologies to implement a Collision Avoidance System and a Mobile Gas Detection and Tracking System. It is convinced that the use of these safety and production products for workers and equipment will make operations safer and more profitable, both in the short and long terms.

Volcán is Newtrax’s first Peruvian client. In the Carahuacra mine, more than 1,000 miners will be equipped with the Newtrax-enabled Personal Safety Device (cap lamp), which features Proximity, Tracking, Evacuation and Man Down alerts. In addition, 94 mining vehicles will be equipped with Tracking, Activity Monitoring and Proximity Warning systems. Volcán has also acquired Newtrax’s wireless gas monitoring system, which will reduce the time required for shift changes and resumption of ore extraction operations after scheduled blast operations by providing gas readings at the mine’s working faces.

“The Volcán solutions package is one of the four most important systems sold by Newtrax Latin America allowing us to expand our branches in Santiago, Chile and Lima, Perú,” said Stéphane Cantin, Newtrax’s Vice-President for Latin America. “The Carahuacra project, like other Newtrax sales in Latin America, includes a contract for remote support and technical specialists at the site. Three Newtrax specialist engineers will be on site during the two years of support Volcán selected in the initial purchase of the system.”

Newtrax Welcomes New Vice President of Asia-Pacific region

Newtrax Welcomes New VP of Asia-Pacific region

Montreal – July, 2017 —  

Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and operations management systems for underground hard rock mines is pleased to announce Simon Waghorn has just joined the Newtrax team as Vice President of the Asia-Pacific region.

Simon Waghorn holds a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology in the United Kingdom. Over his 25 year career, he has worked for many global organisations including Ford Motor Company, Siemens AG, ERG, Lucas Varity, Dassault Systemes and has gained significant experience within the Operational Technology based solutions business.

Simon’s previous industry experience, in conjunction with over ten years in the mining industry, has given him a clear understanding and unique perspective on how Operational Technology can deliver business improvements for mining companies throughout the APAC region, no matter their size, complexity or maturity level.

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Newtrax Welcomes New VP of Russia and CIS region

Newtrax Welcomes New VP of Russia and CIS region

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Olga Stagurova

Montreal – June, 2017 —  

Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and operations management systems for underground hard rock mines is pleased to announce Olga Stagurova has just joined the Newtrax team as Vice President of the Russia and CIS region.

Olga comes to Newtrax with over 14 years of experience within the software and mining industries in leading global companies.

She has completed a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Belarussian State University, and has received a PhD in Geomechanics after an internship at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

In her previous roles at Dassault Systèmes, Olga led the sales and technical services of the Russian territory and contributed to growing the business.

Her strong knowledge of the mining software market coupled with her proven success in strategic business development in the Russia and CIS regions will add significant value to Newtrax’s growing team.

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Ma’aden Barrick Copper Company (MBCC) Selects Newtrax For Real-Time Monitoring of Backfill

Ma’aden Barrick Copper Company (MBCC) Selects Newtrax For Real-Time Monitoring of Backfill

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Montreal – June, 2017 —  Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and operations management systems for underground hard rock mines announced it has been selected by Ma’aden Barrick Copper Company (MBCC) to supply an automated wireless monitoring system for its Jabal Sayid mine in Saudi Arabia.

MBCC’s Jabal Sayid mine selected Newtrax to provide the automated wireless monitoring system for the paste backfill process of their underground stopes. The Newtrax system will enable the mine to receive real-time information for continuous monitoring of live readings during filling operations.

Newtrax distributor Ramjack Technology Solutions who services the region will also supply multipoint borehole extensometers by Mine Design Technologies (MDT) for monitoring ground movement and vibrating wire instruments by RST for monitoring the paste backfill.

The Jabal Sayid underground mine produced 30 million pounds of copper since it commenced commercial production on July 1 2016.

About Newtrax

Newtrax customers are the largest producers of metals in the world and their underground mines rely on Newtrax systems to save lives, improve productivity and achieve unprecedented levels of operational efficiencies with real-time data from machines, people and the environment.

About Jabal Sayid

The Jabal Sayid project is a 50-50 joint venture between Barrick Gold and Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) which commenced commercial production on July 1, 2016.

Jabal Sayid produced 30 million pounds of copper in 2016 (Barrick’s share), at a cost of sales of $2.33 per pound, and all-in sustaining costs of $2.98 per pound. Barrick’s share of proven and probable copper reserves as of December 31, 2016, was 627 million pounds (11.3 million tonnes, grading 2.51%).

Barrick’s share of production in 2017 is anticipated to be 35-45 million pounds, at a cost of sales of $2.10-$2.80 per pound, and all-in sustaining costs of $2.10-$2.60 per pound.

About Ramjack

Ramjack is a full-service system integrator dedicated to the mining industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Ramjack fills the gap between technology manufacturers and mine operations by providing localized services that guarantee improvements in safety, productivity and effectiveness using real-time technology products purpose-built for the harsh mining environment.

Newtrax Celebrates Safety at Fresnillo PLC in Mexico

Newtrax Celebrates Safety at Fresnillo PLC mines in Mexico with Friends and Family

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Celebrating Safety

The Newtrax team in Mexico celebrated Safety at the Fresnillo PLC mines this week in a gathering of friends and families of underground workers.

Miners’ children attended the event where they were exposed to some of the equipment and technologies that ensure that their parents come home safe from work every day.

Newtrax showcased its flagship Proximity Warning system to the friends and families of the miners, and explained to them how it can prevent accidents from happening and ensures greater visibility of pedestrians underground.

Children wore the Personal Safety Devices on their helmets and tested out the features to better understand what keeps their parents and loved ones safe underground.

Health & Safety is Newtrax’s number 1 core value and events like these remind us of how valuable our jobs are to other people’s lives.

For more information on our underground Safety solutions please reach out to us at info@newtrax and we will gladly walk you through some case studies.

Newtrax and Deswik Sign Partnership Agreement for Integration of Production Control & Scheduling Systems for Underground Mines

Newtrax and Deswik Sign Partnership Agreement for Integration of Production Control & Scheduling Systems for Underground Mines

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Montreal – May 8, 2017 — Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and operations management systems for underground hard rock mines announced it is partnering with Deswik to integrate the Newtrax Production Control System with the Deswik.OPS Software Solution.

This strategic partnership will enable operations to increase production and shift efficiency by combining short interval control planning and scheduling from Deswik with actual real-time production data from Newtrax.

Deswik.OPS, which was launched at last year’s MINExpo convention, enhances operations planning through collaborative weekly shift scheduling. Some of its key features include operations planning, tracking and monitoring activity progress, scheduling integration and team collaboration.
“The integration is great news for our customers who want to take Production Control to the next level. Both our systems complement each other very well and provide a full 360 solution to shift efficiency.” said Alexandre Cervinka, CEO of Newtrax.

For more information:

Newtrax Technologies Inc.

+1-514-288-6398

info@newtrax.com

www.newtrax.com