A delivery first for Darlot Gold Mine in WA

In November 2019, Drivetrain delivered two brand-new UT99 underground utility vehicles to the Darlot Gold Mine in Western Australia. Red 5’s 100% owned Darlot Mine is located approximately 900km north-east of Perth in the prolific Eastern Goldfields region. The mine has a long production history, celebrating its 30-year anniversary of continuous gold production last year.

Drivetrain’s Business Development Manager and Technical Manager were both on site to commission the new ‘Minecat’ utility vehicles and conducted the orientation with mine staff. We provided comprehensive training programs for both the vehicle operators and maintenance personnel at the mine site, to ensure a seamless transition during mining operations. Drivetrain will provide ongoing field service and technical support to our customer, to ensure the success of the new vehicles. These units are the first vehicles of their kind for operational use in Western Australia and we’re proud that we have a satisfied customer.

Collins class submarine refit

At the end of 2019, Drivetrain will deliver the last of three engine frames commissioned by ASC, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation. The engine frames have been manufactured by our specialist partner Hedemora Turbo & Diesel in Sweden. Australia’s Collins class submarines are operated by the Royal Australian Navy and are the most complex military vessel built in Australia, with each vessel taking 2.5 million hours to assemble.

The Australian submarine is undergoing a full-cycle docking in Adelaide, which is an extensive maintenance, upgrade and refit program, typically involving thousands of tasks over two years. Each submarine undergoes a full-cycle docking after a decade of operational service. Drivetrain was the manufacturing partner of choice for the new engine frames and the complex process began back in 2017. The Drivetrain team has built a strong relationship with ASC which has positively contributed to the project being in its final stage. We look forward to assisting with more submarine upgrades in the future.

Driving change underground at Darlot

Drivetrain proudly features in the Australian Mining Magazine!

Driving change underground at Darlot!
Drivetrain has pledged its support in ensuring Red 5 unlocks the maximum potential of two brand-new Kovatera UT99 underground utility vehicles that were delivered to the Darlot mine in November last year.

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