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Lundin Mining, ESRI enter into agreement

Redlands, CA, USA: Lundin Mining Corporation recently selected ESRI as its global GIS software provider and entered into a two-year multinational agreement (MNA) with ESRI. The MNA will be managed by ESRI (UK) Ltd. and will enable Lundin Mining to deploy the full suite of ArcGIS products in an open, scalable, and standards-based GIS architecture. Lundin Mining is a diversified base metals mining company with operations in Portugal, Spain, and Sweden, producing copper, nickel, lead, and zinc.

“This MNA license agreement with ESRI gives our exploration geologists, geophysicists, and geochemists a common platform for effective collaboration and sharing of ideas with powerful data management, visualization, and analysis tools,” says Dick West, Lundin Mining’s exploration technology director. “This will increase our odds of exploration and development success and reduce the time to reach decision points. ESRI’s capabilities and willingness to provide global technical support and expertise in the GIS needs of the mining industry, including mining-industry-specific training, all contributed to our decision to go forward with ESRI and the ArcGIS platform.”

Says Jack Dangermond, president of ESRI, “We look forward to working with Lundin Mining Corporation and are confident that together we can quickly develop a productive working collaboration to accelerate exploration success and improve production efficiency worldwide.”