First ACTIVEMINE™ order received for underground mine in Kentucky
Friday, April 17th, 2009
Active Control Technology Inc.today announced that a leading coal mining company has selected ActiveMine™ for the first of two underground coal mines in Kentucky.
The first system is scheduled to be installed in May 2009 with the second installation slated for later this year which would represent a combined total of 53 ActiveMine nodes. The customer plans to expand both mine operations rapidly in the coming years.
The new customer cited the safety benefits of ActiveMine, as the primary reason for its purchase decision. The customer also seeks the productivity gains made possible by the system.
These will be the first ActiveMine installations in the state of Kentucky, which ranks third in the US in coal production.
“We’re delighted that ActiveMine will become a key tool for our new customer in fulfilling its commitments to employee safety and business productivity,” said Steve Barrett, President and CEO, Active Control. “We look forward to helping customers to safeguard employees and get the most out of their mines.”
Deployment of the systems is subject to MSHA approval of ActiveMine’s wireless Wi-Fi telephones. Certification of the phones – the final stage of MSHA approvals for ActiveMine – is expected soon.