Hindustan Zinc, India’s only zinc-lead-silver producer and one of the world’s largest, has selected Epiroc to equip its flagship mine, Rampura Agucha, with Mobilaris Mining Intelligence (MMI), the company announced. MMI, a decision support solution for mine safety and efficiency, enables superior situational awareness and is designed to visualize and support mining operations in all its complexities, in real-time.

“We are continuously making efforts to develop better-connected and intelligent mines,” says Sunil Duggal, CEO, Hindustan Zinc. “The partnership with Epiroc will support our direction to develop safer and more productive operations at Rampura Agucha Mine.”

Hindustan Zinc has been a pioneer in India by introducing various technologies and innovations and has obtained success in enhancing safety, efficiency and exploration.

“Epiroc will support Hindustan Zinc’s operational (mining) improvement processes with the MMI solution,” says Ulla Korsman-Kopra, global business manager, automation and information management at Epiroc. “The globally acclaimed features will take Hindustan Zinc’s operations to the next level of performance gains.”

The MMI portfolio features situational awareness, short interval control including machine data integrations and traffic awareness promises to get maximum productivity and efficiency out of a customer’s mine.

“Thanks to the openness and transparency of the Mobilaris Mining Intelligence solution, integrations with mixed fleet machines, sensors and more will create the foundation for vital real-time analytics,” Korsman-Kopra says.

Hindustan Zinc is set to produce 1.5 million tons of metal within the next five years with an innovative strategy. This project is expected to significantly improve employee safety, process efficiency, and overall production.

Epiroc serves customers in the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries in more than 150 countries. It develops and produces drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and also offers services and consumables. For more information, visit www.epiroc.us.