FLSmidth is a global supplier of conveyors and other associated bulk handling, mining and processing related equipment which is currently providing engineering solutions to the global coal, copper, gold, iron ore, fertiliser and cement industries.
Under the agreement, FLSmidth will promote sales of the Remsafe proprietary remote isolations systems to its Australian client base and will become its preferred installer of Remsafe systems outside of Western Australia.
Remsafe isolation systems are designed and built to the required safety integrity level (SIL) rating, making them ideal for safely de-energising mining equipment with minimal downtime. The agreement will enable Remsafe to leverage FLSmidth’s significant global client base and for the Remsafe remote isolation systems to become the standard system deployed through FLSmidth’s future projects.
Rob Wilson, CEO of Remsafe, said: “This is an exciting step forward for Remsafe. FLSmidth is a highly reputable global mining equipment supplier and servicer with an extensive customer base. This agreement opens up substantial new sales opportunities for Remsafe and represents a highly complementary partnership.”
Remsafe systems deliver excellent remote isolations of large mining equipment, substantially increasing productivity and personnel safety by eliminating time consuming and potentially high risk manual isolations, where arc-flash in substations presents a significant danger. The system typically reduces the isolation time on major equipment to a few minutes, minimising production downtime.
Mark Clifford, country head Australia at FLSmidth, added: “We see this as a great opportunity to improve our product offering in the mining equipment market. We consider the Remsafe isolation systems to be the system of choice that safely de-energises and isolates bulk handling and mineral processing related equipment with minimal downtime, thus increasing productivity for customers. FLSmidth considers Remsafe the ideal partner for us to be able to offer this capability to our customers. In addition, this gives us opportunities to increase our installation and maintenance service to the mining industry.”
The parties have already commenced work on assessing potential project opportunities where the Remsafe system could be implemented.