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EnviroSuite wins first Latin American client

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World Coal,

The Cerrejón mine, operated by Carbones del Cerrejón Ltd, has selected EnviroSuite to help the mine reduce environmental impacts in nearby communities while also facilitating improved safety and production outcomes.

The mine is located in Colombia and is one of the world’s largest opencast coal producers. Cerrejón is owned in three equal parts by subsidiaries of BHP Billiton, Anglo American, and Glencore, and includes an integrated rail and port facility.

This is the first EnviroSuite sale in South America and demonstrates the application and relevance of EnviroSuite across borders, languages and differing regulatory regimes. Cerrejón is subject to regulatory and community pressures to control the impacts of dust emissions, as well as operational cost pressures imposed by world market conditions.

The contract worth over $400 000 includes an initial consulting component plus three years of EnviroSuite operation that will provide real-time air quality data and alerts, three day forecasts including site-specific risk identification, and automated daily reports.

Pacific Environment was successful in an invited tender process involving submitters from the US, Spain and Australia among which EnviroSuite was a unique offering to address the requirements. Pacific Environment was approached on the basis of its consulting record in mining dust issues and our EnviroSuite technology.

Managing Director Robin Ormerod commented: “Our first EnviroSuite sale in the Americas is a testament to the international relevance and competitiveness of our Australian developed technology. Due to the excellent work done by our consultants, tech unit and sales and marketing teams, along with EnviroSuite’s successful, existing applications, we can now clearly demonstrate that our world-leading technology offering is ready to move.”

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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