PT Freeport Indonesia invests in largest operator training simulator deal of 2015

by Keith Powell
Fleet of simulators in a large room.

PT Freeport Indonesia has invested in the largest operator training simulator deal of 2015 - the company has added light vehicle, underground LHD, underground truck, jumbo drill, underground locomotive and Cat® Command for Underground simulators to their training program. — Photo courtesy

PT Freeport Indonesia’s underground operation has added an additional fleet of simulators from leading simulator provider Immersive Technologies to develop and improve operator skills and safety at site. As a longtime customer, Freeport has seen a range of production improvements through the continued use of Immersive Technologies’ simulators.  In an industry where capital expenditure is subdued, Freeport has committed to invest in the safety and effectiveness of its operators as its underground mining operations expand. 

The Grasberg minerals district contains one of the world's largest copper and gold deposits and focuses on local hiring and skills development. Their regional technical training programs prepare community members for careers in mining and have utilized simulators from Immersive Technologies for their surface operations since 2001.

“PT Freeport has the opportunity to increase production and our simulator training solutions will help develop their workforce safely and effectively. We are proud our solutions have been proven to be effective, reliable and worthy of continued investment,” says Nicky Suwandy, Regional Vice President – Asia, Immersive Technologies.

PT Freeport has utilized underground operator training simulators from another supplier, however has now elected to adopt Immersive Technologies’ advanced solutions across both their surface and underground mining operations.

They will add simulators for their light vehicles, underground LHD’s, underground trucks, jumbo drills, underground locomotives, Cat® Command for Underground system, as well as different custom mine sites so operators can train on a simulated version of their actual mine site.  Immersive Technologies professional services will be utilized to develop and integrate the training curriculum in line with their specific needs ensuring significant return on their investment.

About Immersive Technologies

Immersive Technologies is the world's largest, proven and tested supplier of surface and underground Advanced Equipment Simulators to the global mining industry. The company has achieved this unique position by focusing on its mission to make every mining and earthmoving equipment operator in the world safer and their employer more profitable through its simulation technologies. Immersive Technologies' Advanced Equipment Simulators are helping hundreds of mining companies around the world to increase their equipment operators' safety and site profitability through effective simulation training.

Immersive Technologies provides its customers with the most effective Advanced Equipment Simulators available. This is made possible through the formal exclusive licensing and technical information alliances Immersive has established with the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), including: Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu and Liebherr. These unique alliances provide Immersive Technologies with exclusive access to the OEM's proprietary and confidential machine technical information that is required to correctly simulate the OEM's machines and is not available through other public or dealer channels.

With advanced simulator modules deployed in 39 countries, Immersive Technologies is dedicated to provide outstanding service. To deliver on this commitment the company has customer sales and support offices located close to its customers in Perth and Brisbane Australia, Salt Lake City USA, Calgary, Ottawa & Vancouver Canada, Monterrey Mexico, Lima Peru, Santiago Chile, Bochum Germany, Johannesburg South Africa, Jakarta Indonesia and Moscow Russia.

Immersive has the global mining experience, innovative technology, product range, OEM relationships, proven support commitment and industry vision to partner with you to ensure your simulator training solution delivers the significant results you expect.


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