Hexagon's fleet management chosen for Laos project

A Hexagon fleet management system will be deployed by Lane Xang Minerals at its Sepon gold mine in southern Laos.
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Sepon in Laos

Hexagon's HxGN MineOperate OP Pro will be used by trucks, excavators and auxiliary equipment at the mine by the end of the year.

Lane Xang Minerals said the system will optimise processes at the project while also improving safety.

"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 Limited. "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"

HxGN MineOperate OP Pro LP is used to automate processes in fleet management, as well as optimise haulage and blending, according to Hexagon. 

Sepon is an open-pit gold and copper mine located in Savannakhet Province in Southern Laos. The mine is owned and operated by Lane Xang Minerals Limited, one of the largest gold producers in Laos.

Since operations commenced in 2003, Sepon has produced 1.2 million ounces of gold doré and more than one million tonnes of copper cathode. In 2020, Sepon produced more than 39,730 tonnes of copper and 64,809 ounces of gold doré. 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 & General Manager 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."