Skycatch’s High Precision Package (HPP) has been selected by Teck to provide aerial drone surveying.
Taking place at a number of its mining operations, the Canadian diversified resource firm will use the HPP to perform on the fly volume calculations while sharing data efficiently.
Christian Sanz, founder and CEO of Skycatch, said: “Customers like Teck are setting new standards in the mining industry by implementing tools that support their mission of increased safety and efficiency.”
He added: “We couldn’t be more proud to assist Teck by helping them reach their admirable goals with the Skycatch solution.”
In using a solution specifically tailored for an enterprise client, Skycatch says Teck is using a cost-effective and safe approach to surveying with a wide range of benefits including sub-5-centimeter georeferenced topographic maps.
Lauran Ingram, senior engineering supervisor, Teck Line Creek Operations, said: “Using drone technology at our operations is just one of the ways Teck is putting innovation and technology to work across our company to improve productivity and enhance safety and environmental performance.”
Teck uses Skycatch at its Red Dog Operations in northwest Alaska and at its Line Creek steelmaking coal operation in the Elk Valley of British Columbia, Canada.