Hexagon’s Mining division has deployed a fleet management and safety implementation project with Minera San Cristóbal S.A. at its San Cristóbal open-pit operations in Lipez, Potosí Department, Bolivia.
As part of this project, Hexagon deployed 65 HxGN MineOperate OP Pro systems, nearly 40 HxGN MineProtect Collision Avoidance Systems (CAS), and 30 HxGN MineProtect Operator Alertness Systems (OAS) at the complex, one of the largest zinc, lead, and silver deposits in the world.
San Cristóbal features low-grade mineralization in vast volume and produces zinc-silver and lead-silver concentrated minerals. It is currently the largest mining operation in Bolivia’s history, and has the titles of the sixth largest producer of zinc in the world and the fourth largest producer of silver in the world.
Minera San Cristóbal is familiar with Hexagon’s Mining division’s solutions, already utilizing HxGN MinePlan’s Engineering and Geoscience suites for 3D geological modeling, mine design and production planning at the San Cristóbal mine. Deployment of HxGN MineOperate and MineProtect solutions was completed in the second quarter of 2023.
“We pride ourselves on carrying out our operations with the use of state-of-the-art technology like Hexagon’s mining solutions,” said mine manager Luis Escamilla.
“Alongside the qualifications of our workers, we put a strict focus on health and safety, the preservation of the environment, and the sustainable development of communities.”
Ricardo Gutierrez, senior managing director of EMEA and previous general manager of Mexico for Hexagon’s Mining division, added: “The implementation of our fleet management system will allow insight into valuable data they have been wanting so to gain operational efficiencies, including the ability to visualize ore and waste polygons, as well as dig lines to truly see mining progress.”