In May 2006, Stracon Mining Limited entered into an alliance agreement with Oceana Gold New Zealand Limited to undertake the mining at its Globe Progress Mine, located near Reefton on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. The mine is a 24/7 operation and employs 110 staff. The alliance operations team was looking for ways to optimize the allocation of their resources and increase efficiencies in the running of the opencast mine.
Snowgrass Solutions designed and deployed a network camera system that allowed the alliance to monitor the pit's operations and identify areas to improve the allocation of its equipment, vehicles and resources.
Not only has the implementation of the camera system improved the efficiency of truck deployment within the pit, but it has also benefited the operations team in planning its shifts and improving communications throughout the workforce.