Hummingbird Resources and its subsidiary Société des Mines de Komana have selected Epiroc to supply a number of underground equipment units for the newly developed Komana operation in southern Mali.
The drill rig and loader order includes Boomer M2 face drilling rigs; Simba M6 production drilling rigs; and Scooptram ST18 loaders. The loaders will come equipped with Scooptram Automation, allowing easy operator control of the vehicles tele-remotely from a safe distance.
The first automated Scooptram ST18 and Boomer M2 have already arrived on site. Additional automation features for the machines include Epiroc’s telematics system Certiq, which allows for intelligent monitoring of machine performance and productivity in real-time, and Epiroc’s Rig Control System, RCS, which makes them ready for automation and remote control.
Epiroc will also provide drilling consumables to the underground mine.
“As Epiroc’s equipment arrives on site, we are increasingly progressing our underground mine development at our Yanfolila, Mali operation to underpin the future production pipeline at that asset for the company,” Hummingbird CEO Dan Betts said.