Trimble Quantm Alignment Planning System Helps Optimize Route for Mongolian Rail Project

 Trimble Quantm Alignment Planning System Helps Optimize Route for Mongolian
                                 Rail Project

PR Newswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB)
announced today that its Quantm^® alignment planning system was used for route
optimization on the MongolianNorthern Railways project from Ovoot to Erdenet.
Quantm was selected to investigate alignment alternatives by Aspire Mining and
their appointed consultants, SMEC International, on the 547-kilometer coal
freight rail pre-feasibility study. 

The pre-feasibility study revision that SMEC prepared for Aspire identified a
more direct route from the Ovoot project to Mongolia's second-largest city,
Erdenet. The more direct route has resulted in a lower capital expenditure
projection for the Northern Rail Line project, with potential savings of
approximately US$200 million.

"The Quantm software was a direct factor in enabling us to achieve the results
from the rail study," said Matt Crompton, Infrastructure Manager, Aspire
Mining Ltd. "It helped us do the analysis quickly and the results are now
ready for use by more traditional platforms for detailed engineering and

About Trimble's Quantm System 

Trimble's Quantm system integrates engineering, environmental, social and
economic factors into a simultaneous analysis of alternatives for rail and
road planning. This holistic approach to planning new infrastructure can
result in faster decision-making and lower construction costs. Projects of all
types and sizes—ranging from regional, state and national transportation
infrastructure planning to small bypasses and road realignments—can take
advantage of the benefits of the Trimble Quantm system. In addition, the
system can be used for mining, forestry and utility industry infrastructure.

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About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and
government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on
applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction,
agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In
addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and
optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs
of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the
user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded
in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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