RACE, Teck’s technology transformation program is generating benefits through enhanced operational performance, safety and sustainability.

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RACE

RACE stands for Renew, Automate, Connect and Empower and is a catalyst for transformative change across Teck. Teams of developers, programmers, data engineers and data scientists are leveraging advanced analytics, machine learning tools and automation to enhance performance at our operations in real-time. 

RACE is driving new ways of thinking and working to achieve outcomes that have improved Teck’s performance across all areas of the business.

RACE21™ - BENEFITS CREATION

Between 2019-2021, RACE21TM delivered initiatives expected to generate substantial benefits. Here’s how:
 
Mine Optimization - $450 Million: Leveraging data, machine learning and digital applications across Teck’s mining equipment has increased truck productivity and optimized the quality of material going to processing plants.
 
Processing Improvements - $300 Million: Automation and machine learning models within Teck’s processing plants have increased throughput capacity and recovery.
 
Integrated Operations and Maintenance - $150 Million: Digital planning applications that better connect operations with logistics teams reduced costs and maximized throughput between Teck’s steelmaking coal operations and our upgraded Neptune Bulk Terminals. These applications have increased train loading speeds and reduced equipment downtime.
 
Reducing Health & Safety Risk: Safety initiatives including light vehicle monitoring systems, collision and proximity detection and autonomous haulage systems have led to reduction in high-potential incident frequency.
 
Enhancing Sustainability: Digital technology is being implemented across Teck operations to improve decision making in the areas of water use, air quality and energy consumption.

RACE in Action

Technology at Teck

Optimizing Blast Patterns

Streamlining the Haul Cycle

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Case Studies: How We Are Generating Benefits

Digital Water Management at Fording River

RACE is developing machine learning applications using weather and water quality data to provide enhanced operational recommendations for water storage and water movement within the mine, improving our approach to water stewardship.

Innovation in Blasting Improves Zinc Grade at Red Dog

Innovation in Blasting Improves Zinc Grade at Red Dog

Using new technologies to understand our ore bodies, we are optimizing our operating conditions and increasing our throughput.

Innovation in Train Loading Technology at Fording River

Innovation in Train Loading Technology at Fording River

Using a complex system of radar sensors, a new initiative is helping to maximize and speed up the loading of railcars.

A Smart Solution to Increase Plant Yield at Elkview

A Smart Solution to Increase Plant Yield at Elkview

Through our new SmartLoader system, operators are getting real-time feedback helping them make decisions that improve yield and drive more efficient operations.

Improving Health and Safety through Proximity Detection

Improving Health and Safety through Proximity Detection

RACE supported initiatives such as collision and proximity detection are helping to reduce the overall risk associated with vehicle interactions and high-potential incident frequency.

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