Envirosuite Ltd (ASX:EVS) mining client Carbones del Cerrejon has significantly upgraded its account to include blasting and water monitoring technology management solutions for its mine in Colombia.
Cerrejon is a BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) (LON:BLT) (NYSE:BBL) (JSE:BIL), Glencore PLC (LSE:GLEN) (JSE:GLN) (FRA:8GC) (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) and Anglo American plc (LSE:AAL) (JSE:AGL)-owned joint venture and its additional sign-up will add another $600,000 into Envirosuite’s coffers, including about $160,000 in annualised revenue.
JV Cerrejon operates the 10th largest coal mine in the world, Cerrejon mine.
The partners’ Cerrejon mine is also the biggest coal mine in Latin America.
Envirosuite has supplied the JV’s mine and port facilities with environmental compliance and risk management solutions for the past two years.
These systems have helped Cerrejon manage compliance performance and the risk of dusk and air pollution at the mine and the port it transports coal to for export.
The water management system Cerrejon will deploy with Envirosuite’s help will allow the miner to manage water quality and mine run-off in real time.
Envirosuite’s blasting solution Cerrejon will commission will help the miner simulate and manage the environmental impact of blasting activities, as it focuses on ground vibration, flyrock and airblast overpressure.
Envirosuite chief executive officer Peter White said: “We are delighted with this upgrade which follows a year’s worth of consultation provided by Envirosuite and which now makes Cerrejon our largest mining client.
“Cerrejon is a cornerstone reference client in Latin American mining circles and has been working hard to adopt global best-practice in its environmental management practices.
“Our association with Cerrejon and increased presence means we are very well placed to build up our base of mining clients in the region.”
Envirosuite has formed a Colombian entity to meet client demand in Latin America and is opening a local office.
It will also continue to address Latin market demand from its Chilean office.