RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (March 2013) — Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. is excited to announce that Debswana is installing the Wenco Fleet Management System at their Damtshaa diamond mine. The Damtshaa mine is located in NE Botswana and Debswana is a joint venture between the De Beers Corporation and the Government of Botswana.
Damtshaa, which means "water for tortoises" in Setswana, opened in 2003 and is forecasted to produce 5 million carats of diamonds from 39 million tons of ore in its projected 31 year life span. The mine employs approximately 250 people and is ISO14001 (Environmental Management Standards) certified.
"The Wenco system is currently utilized at the larger Orapa and Lethakane operations and the Debswana management team saw the value of bringing the system to the smaller Damtshaa mine," explains Wenco Regional Director Jayson Bebek. "This will allow consistent operational methodology for all of their mines in the region and they can take advantage of the same real-time tools and reporting."
Installation is expected to be completed within the first half of 2013 and will see nine vehicles equipped with Wenco systems.