GMG publishes Recommended Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in Underground Mining, Version 3
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GMG publishes Recommended Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in Underground Mining, Version 3
June 23, 2022

Mining companies cite a few different reasons for focusing on adopting battery electric vehicles (BEVs) within their operations, including corporate carbon reduction goals or enabling very deep mines. Whatever their reason, the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) says its Recommended Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in Underground Mining – Version 3 is the playbook that[…]

Vela adds geostatistics leader Geovariances to mining software mix
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Vela adds geostatistics leader Geovariances to mining software mix
June 3, 2022

Vela Software Group, owner of Datamine, acQuire, Minemax, Centric and Snowden-Optiro, has announced the acquisition of Geovariances, a leader in geostatistics with over 30 years’ experience. Headquartered in Fontainebleau, France, Geovariances is the developer of Isatis.neo, a leading solution for complex geospatial challenges in mining, oil & gas, nuclear decommissioning, contaminated soil and air &[…]

Ivanhoe starts commissioning Platreef underground electric fleet with Epiroc ST14 Battery loader
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Ivanhoe starts commissioning Platreef underground electric fleet with Epiroc ST14 Battery loader
May 9, 2022

Ivanhoe Mines Executive Co-Chair Robert Friedland and President, Marna Cloete, announced at the African Mining Indaba Conference the completion of the Shaft 1 production changeover at the company’s tier-one Platreef palladium, rhodium, nickel, platinum, copper and gold project in South Africa, operated by Ivanplats. Shaft 1 will serve as Platreef’s initial production shaft and is[…]

Tata Steel’s Noamundi mine benefits from continuous improvement project supported by Immersive & Vareli Tecnac
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Tata Steel’s Noamundi mine benefits from continuous improvement project supported by Immersive & Vareli Tecnac
May 4, 2022

Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Mine in Jharkhand, India recently achieved significant load and haul efficiencies from a continuous improvement project supported by Immersive Technologies and Vareli Tecnac (VTPL).  The project objectives stemmed from analysis of Wenco Fleet Management System (FMS) data which identified operational trends linked to specific operator behaviours.  The analysis also showed variability[…]

The IPCC & bulk materials handling markets in mining consolidate again as BEUMER buys FAM in Magdeburg
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The IPCC & bulk materials handling markets in mining consolidate again as BEUMER buys FAM in Magdeburg
May 3, 2022

The BEUMER Group, based in Beckum, Germany, a leading international manufacturer of intralogistics systems in the areas of conveyor and loading systems, palletising and packaging technology as well as sorting and distribution systems, has taken over fellow German company FAM GmbH, Magdeburg, a major supplier of conveyor systems and loading technology. The contracts were signed[…]

British Gypsum’s Barrow-upon Soar mine prepares to send lithium-battery powered Joy haulers from Komatsu underground
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British Gypsum’s Barrow-upon Soar mine prepares to send lithium-battery powered Joy haulers from Komatsu underground
April 26, 2022

British Gypsum’s Barrow-upon-Soar gypsum mine in the UK, part of Saint-Gobain, and supplying a nearby plaster plant which is the largest and most advanced in Europe, recently invested in two low profile underground lithium battery-powered gypsum haulers to cut CO2 emissions by a quarter. By replacing existing diesel-powered units, it is estimated these improvements will[…]