Wenco systems at Roy Hill, a new high-technology iron ore mine in Australia

January 28, 2014

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (January 2014) — Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has been contracted to supply the Wenco Fleet Management System at the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Roy Hill project has a defined mineralisation of more than 2.4 billion tonnes of +55% Fe iron ore and an estimated mine life of 20 years.

Roy Hill is incorporating new technologies, including the Wenco Fleet Management System to create a technologically advanced mining operation. Part of this technology push includes the construction of aremote operations center in Perth, 1200 km from the mine, which will provide end-to-end integration of operations by managing safety, human capital, and production through the adoption of state-of the-art automation.

"The Roy Hill project is not only a rich iron ore deposit, but it will also be a great example of integration of new technologies in surface mining," explains Wenco Regional Director Jayson Bebek. "We are very excited that Roy Hill chose the Wenco Fleet Management System as the solution to meet their needs for remote dispatching and comprehensive fleet management."

The initial deployment of 34 Wenco units for shovels, trucks, and dozers will begin in 2014, with additional units slated for install as the mine increases production.

About Wenco International Mining Systems

For over 30 years, Wenco International Mining Systems has worked with mining companies to extract unrealized value. Under this mission, Wenco has developed an integrated suite of solutions to support the digital transformation of the mining industry. Fleet management, asset health, data analytics, and other technologies join together in the spirit of open interoperability and scalability to raise mine productivity and efficiency, lower routine costs, and establish a safe and smooth mining operation.

Wenco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.