Hexagon’s Mining division has been awarded a fleet management project at the Sepon gold mine in Southern Laos. The deployment will implement HxGN MineOperate OP Pro in trucks, excavators and auxiliary equipment at the mine by the end of the year.
Sepon is an open-pit gold and copper mine located in the Savannakhet Province in Southern Laos. The mine is owned and operated by Lane Xang Minerals Ltd., one of the largest gold producers in Laos. Since operations commenced in 2003, Sepon has produced 1.2 million ounces (oz) of gold doré and more than 1 million metric tons (mt) of copper cathode. In 2020, Sepon produced more than 39,730 mt of copper and 64,809 ounces (oz) of gold doré.
“HxGN MineOperate OP Pro will be critical for LXML to optimize the use of our mining fleet,” said Jimmy Yana, senior superintendent, mining operations excellence and contracts, Lane Xang Minerals. “We are excited to start this new journey in Sepon and look forward to working with Hexagon to maximize the value from their solution in our operation.”
The mine already uses Hexagon’s drill and blast solutions.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Lane Xang as they enhance operations at Sepon mine,” said Shane Boak, business manager and general manager of sales, Hexagon’s Mining division. “OP Pro helps mines maximize efficiency while improving safety, and we are excited to see Lane Xang implement our system across their fleet.”