US: To contribute to the technological advancement of mining in Kazakhstan, Hexagon Mining has signed a deal of two prominent mine sites, with KAZ Minerals. Both of these mines in Bozshakol and Aktogay are owned and operated by KAZ Minerals, a high-growth copper company focused on large-scale, low-cost open pit mining. KAZ Minerals is dedicated to modernizing both mine sites, and chose Hexagon Mining based not only on its technologies and services, but also the innovation offered by the greater Hexagon group. The deals also help solidify Hexagon Mining’s business strategy in the region.
“The reason for entering the Kazakh market was to grow the business in this strategically important region,” said Alan Bradford, EMEA Sales Director of Hexagon Mining. “We are prepared to invest and establish an advanced local technology hub. We will cultivate this partnership through training and by exchanging technical knowledge as the first step in a long-term engagement,” said Bradford.
The successful deployment at Bozshakol sees both low-precision fleet and high-precision machine guidance operating on top of WiMAX network infrastructure. WiMAX is a family of wireless communications standards, and its deployment at Bozshakol is a first for Hexagon Mining.