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Australia’s Gemcom Software International Inc., which provides mining software, is opening an office in Kazakhstan’s Almaty.
Gemcom AustralAsia senior vice president Andrew Pyne said, "Gemcom has long been involved in the mining industry in Kazakhstan and Central Asia and has established strong ties with government entities and numerous operations including Kazakhmys, Eurasia Natural Resource Corp., ArcelorMittal and Kazatomprom. The new office in Almaty strengthens our local presence, allowing us to work more closely with our clients in their language of choice. It also means our clients will have access to the full range of Gemcom's software and service solutions to drive productivity and additional economic value from their projects," the company noted in a press release.
Kazakhmys Services Limited mining department head Bill Mace noted, "We have been using Gemcom's software products, including Surpac, Whittle and MineSched, since 2007, so it's very exciting to hear a new office will be opening up in Almaty. It will mean much easier access to support and a better user experience for people based in Kazakhstan, which is good news for my team and I. It is also very encouraging to see Gemcom employing all local staff who are very experienced in their mining profession. I'm sure the new office will bring a lot of positive change for the local mining industry in Central Asia."
By. Joao Peixe, Deputy Editor OilPrice.com
Joao is a writer for Oilprice.com