The contract covers installation and use of QMastor’s Pit to Port.net, Horizon APS and iFuse systems at JWR’s Alabama mines, as well as software licensing across the JWR corporate group, project services, software maintenance and support for an initial five years.
The pit-to-customer management information system includes raw and clean coal production; stockpile management across supply chains; transportation management of trains, barges and trucks; management of domestic coal delivery, port and export shipping, despatch demurrage and sales contracts; commercial invoicing, reporting and shipment documentation; advanced constraint-based planning and scheduling; and system interfaces for automated data transfers.
“These contracts with Jim Walter Resources are an important milestone in the company’s ongoing international expansion and market development,” QMastor managing director Trent Bagnall said.
“The North American coal and bulk commodity markets are comparatively very large and represent a significant opportunity for QMastor going forward. We look forward to and are confident about growing a strong presence in this market.”
QMastor said revenue from the deal would be brought into the current financial year, but the majority would be received in the next financial year.
QMastor confirmed guidance for the 2009 financial year of A3.25-4c per share was on track.