RCT’s technology supports Hillgrove’s journey into the underground mining space


Hillgrove Resources’ (ASX: HGO) Kanmantoo Copper Mine not only recently came out of care and maintenance, but it transitioned from previous open pit mining operations to underground mining with the help of RCT.

It was this change in the method of mining that saw Hillgrove Resources implement automation technology on site to safeguard its operators as they converted to targeting resources underground.

RCT was chosen for the job and our state-of-the-art Automation was installed on two of its CAT2900 Load Haul Dump machines.

The implementation of this technology has allowed operators to operate the machines from the safety of an Automation Centre, located away from the active mining area.

“Removing the operators from the working area safeguards them,” said RCT’s Account Manager, Phill Dean.

The project was well structured and executed with RCT’s technology solution which makes it streamlined for any mine site.

In addition to this, training was carried out with operators and maintenance teams on site to ensure they could be self-sufficient with the technology and allowing them to get the most from the technology.

Our talented Field Service Technician, Dan Soh took the lead with the first LHD/Tele Cabin conversion installation and was recognised by the client for his exceptional skill set.

“He was able to answer all the clients’ questions and installed the technology and cabin on time with minimal assistance,” said Mr Dean.

Hillgrove Resources have also requested RCT complete another install on a third site-based machine currently in the final stages of completion.

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