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Nordgold equips West African training centre with virtual training tool

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th November 2020 Diversified miner Nordgold has equipped its new West Africa Training Centre, at the Lefa mine, in Guinea, with a Cybermine Full-Mission Simulator. The simulator is a training tool for mining fleet operators that is designed to improve their skills through safe and efficient manipulation of... 

Zeppelin International to utilize Workforce Optimization Solutions from Immersive Technologies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th August 2020 Zeppelin International, one of the largest Caterpillar® Dealers in Europe and CIS region, with the support of technology and services from Immersive Technologies, is set to provide comprehensive training for both green and experienced personnel operating a range of Caterpillar truck models within... 

Concentrated sunlight used to produce hydrogen

By: Schalk Burger     21st June 2019 Researchers at the Swiss École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology, or EPFL) created a device that uses a smaller amount of rare and costly materials required to produce hydrogen by concentrating sunlight to maintain a high solar-to-fuel efficiency.... 

Komatsu will acquire global mining technology and Workforce Optimization Firm Immersive Technologies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th June 2019 Komatsu Ltd. (President and CEO: Hiroyuki Ogawa) (TYO:6301) (hereafter “Komatsu”), through its wholly owned subsidiary in Australia, has agreed to acquire global mining technology and workforce optimization firm Immersive Corporation Pty.Ltd. (“Immersive Technologies”), which specialises in... 

Boeing making ‘steady progress’ on returning the 737 MAX to safe operations

By: Rebecca Campbell     31st May 2019 Giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing has announced that it has concluded the development of updated software for its 737 MAX single-aisle airliner type, as well as the associated simulator testing and engineering flight test. The updated software is for the 737 MAX’s Manoeuvring... 

Mines in Russia & CIS Rapidly Adopting Immersive Technologies Workforce Development Solutions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th May 2019 The proportion of global mining equipment being deployed in Russia is on the rise, 22% in 2018, compared to 9% in 2012, with regional growth of 13% over the past six years. As a result, the industry is demanding more skilled personnel. Mining companies in the region are turning to Immersive... 

Competence development a key focus for Sandvik

By: Thabi Madiba     24th May 2019 Global engineering company Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Southern Africa will launch its Mechatronic Training Program, which is a competence service offering that aims to take advantage of the changing world of business by equipping their current workforce with competencies to work on... 

Technological advancements improve health and safety

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     17th May 2019 Global advancements in mine automation, remote monitoring, control technologies and improvements to equipment operator interfaces have created many new opportunities for mining companies to improve their health and safety while increasing productivity, says training and workforce development... 

Operator training service for mining to be launched in S Africa

By: Thabi Madiba     3rd May 2019 Workforce development provider Immersive Technologies will launch the Operator Performance Analytics (OPA) service to compare and improve operator skills and behaviour in South Africa later this year, following consistent growth in mine-related training and the use of mining simulation-based... 

Training Operators for Excellence – The Ok Tedi Way.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2019 Situated in Papua New Guinea, the Simulator Training Center at The Ok Tedi Mine is living up to its commitment to develop their most valuable resource – employees. The company has provided education and training to more than 10,500 employees since 1982, and simulator training has proven to be a... 

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