Rocketmine, a South African based subsidiary of the listed Delta Drone Group, has cemented its global expansion for 2018 with a number of new contracts signed across Africa, as well as new growth into Latin America. One of the newly signed contracts sees Rocketmine break into the Latin American market with several projects for Mexican mining giant, Minera Autlán, covering at least six different sites across its operations.
“The geography of these sites are challenging as the high altitude operations make for a particularly demanding environment. In fact, Rocketmine is breaking records with regards to flight altitude, and the project will allow the company to demonstrate their advanced capabilities and operational adaptability.”
In Africa, Rocketmine has also secured its fourth contract in Ghana after receiving the first ever commercial Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Operating Certificate (ROC) in the country in 2017, making it the largest commercial operator in the country.
Rocketmine has been contracted to provide on-site drone surveys to assist Ghana Manganese Company (GMC) with their mining operations. Operations from this mine have a history stretching back to 1916 when the first manganese material was lifted from the site. “Although operational for over 100 years, GMC realise the added value that Rocketmine and drone technology will now bring to their business. Rocketmine was selected as the preferred service provider due to our strong brand principals which include; speed, cost, safety, professionalism and data accuracy.”
The project will include the provision of full-time on-site Rocketmine pilots and drones, to survey the stockpiles, pits and waste dumps around the mine. In addition, Rocketmine will be developing and supporting local talent by hiring and training Ghanaian pilots and staff.
“This expansion into new channels for Rocketmine once again demonstrates the varied and exciting deliverables that drone data solutions can provide. These new projects will realise a total revenue of $ 230,000 over the next year.”
Christopher Clark, Rocketmine’s Managing Director, explains, “We are excited about this incredible growth for Rocketmine in 2018. Our clients see the value in our cost-effective and highly reliable data solutions and Rocketmine has demonstrated that these can be customised to address any need that clients may have. We aim to continue this global growth trend for the remainder of the year, through providing accurate, safe and quality services.”