RCT to transform Evolution Mining’s Canadian fleet


Evolution Mining has selected global smart technology specialist RCT to deliver its market-leading autonomous technology to transform its new Red Lake mine in Ontario, Canada.

Evolution Mining has embarked on a comprehensive three-year investment strategy that will restore the newly acquired Red Lake mine to a safe, highly efficient, long life and low-cost operation providing strong value for shareholders.

To assist in the turnaround strategy, RCT will commission its proven interoperable and scalable ControlMaster® Guidance Automation technology to the underground loader fleet.

RCT is working closely with Red Lake’s leadership team to seamlessly integrate the new technology to enable greater productivity efficiencies to support Evolution Mining’s transformation strategy.

The technology will unlock significant value for Evolution Mining by ensuring optimal machine performance, higher speed autonomous tramming, and reduced machine damage. The technology will deliver faster production cycle times and reduced unplanned downtime across the loader fleet.

The loaders will be controlled from either the surface-based ControlMaster® Automation Centre or the customised underground Automation Centres designed specifically for easier transfer via the mine shaft hoist system.

This solution safeguards machine operators by relocating them away from hazards commonly found at the mine face and significantly reduces shift handover times, lowering overhead costs and resulting in greater site efficiencies.

Kirsty Liddicoat, Red Lake General Manager stated “We are very pleased to be partnering with RCT to introduce modern technologies to Red Lake as part of our Transformation process. RCT equipment will enable higher productivity and efficiencies from our underground scoop fleet, while improving safety for our people.”

RCT’s Mining Business Development Manager Ryan Noden said ControlMaster® is an ideal solution to help deliver the operational transformation that is aligned to Evolution Mining’s Red Lake strategy.

“The advanced features of the ControlMaster® Automation technology means Red Lake will be able to quickly achieve improved production efficiencies from its loader fleet, with a greater level of safety for its operators.

“Red lake will also benefit from selecting a truly interoperable technology provider that can collaborate closely with them to realise further mobile equipment automation opportunities as further optimisation of the asset is achieved,” Mr Noden said.

“RCT has a proven history of supporting its clients to successfully adopt automation technology.”

“We are pleased that Evolution Mining selected RCT as their technology partner to advance site operations in-line with their optimisation plans.”

“RCT has a proud history of delivering value to the Canadian mining sector and we look forward to continually delivering to them with our cutting-edge technology backed by our dedicated in-country support team based at the company’s facility in Sudbury, Ontario.”

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