DSI Underground has signed a new joint venture agreement with ABC Canada to, the companies say, strengthen the safety level for underground mining and tunnelling.
On September 1, DSI Underground Ventilation Systems was officially launched.
The product portfolio of the new joint venture will include Flexline™ and semi-rigid Hardline™ flexible vents for positive and negative airflow, high-efficiency Toughvent fans, and other ventilation accessories: curtains and coverings, emergency shelters, inflatable airstop and repair kits, the companies said.
In addition, the joint venture will have a team of engineers specialising in the design of ventilation systems, capable of providing advice and the necessary technical support, increasing the level of safety and profitability of the projects by optimising energy. The company is a direct manufacturer of supplies and fabrics, ensuring the products meet the highest technical and quality standards required, they said.
DSI Underground Ventilation Systems will start operations in Santiago, Chile, with a production plant of more than 2,000 sq.m and will be present in the Latin America region, directly through entities in the region and with an exclusive distributor in Colombia.
“We are confident that this new company will allow us to deliver more efficient and comprehensive solutions to our customers and will enable us to continue to reinforce progress in underground mining and tunnelling,” the companies said.