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GHH India’s contract mining arm wins plaudits for work with Hindustan Zinc

GHH India’s recently established contract mining arm, GHH Bumi Mining Service, has notched up its first significant award, being recognised by Vedanta Group/Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) for the work it is doing at the Zawar Mala zinc-lead underground mine in Rajasthan, India.

In a recent online event, GHH Bumi Mining Service, established late last year, was named as the recipient of the Best Performing Business Partner by the companies.

The award winner was chosen out of all business partners and recognised a job well done, GHH said.

Over the last six months, GHH Bumi has been carrying out contract mining at Zawar Mala, and was presented the award, GHH says, based on excellent performance involving all contract mining activities, including those related to safety, production and asset optimisation.

Since January, GHH BUMI has been responsible for production and mine development with more than 350 employees at Zawar Mala. For this purpose, the company has access to more than 20 LHDs, dump trucks and drilling rigs from the GHH Group.

Dr Jan Petzold, CEO of GHH Group, said: “With this award, we as GHH Group see ourselves confirmed in our efforts as a reliable business partner for HZL – a cooperation that started almost four years ago with the supply of mining machinery and has resulted in being awarded as mining contractor and OEM.

“This is a special incentive to be able to conclude the second mine developer and operator contract with HZL, which is currently in preparation.”

The latest generation of GHH mining equipment, with its new dump truck MK-42, LF-14 and LF-10 LHDs as well as two FM 2.3 boom drill rigs from GHH group company, Mine Master, are on their way to India and are expected to be on site beginning of August, GHH said.

GHH says GHH Bumi is also currently working on preparing for the expansion of the Mochia Balaria Decline project, where a rapid development proposal is under way.

Mine Master testing new battery-electric bolter at KGHM Lubin

Mine Master has hopped on-board the mine electrification train, announcing the release of its first electric bolter for underground mining.

The Roof Master 1.8KE has started working at KGHM’s Lubin polymetallic mine in Poland, the equipment maker said.

Designed to work in galleries from 3 m to 5.8 m in height, the bolter is equipped with a 1.8 m mechanised bolting mast for nine bolts.

The 120 kWh sodium-nickel battery installed on board can be recharged by using the existing mine power network in the 500-1,000 V range, Mine Master said. For this purpose, a battery charger is built onto the machine chassis, with energy recuperation also possible during downhill tramming.

In addition, the bolter is equipped with a closed air-conditioned operator’s cabin, Mine Master said.

“The battery-electric solution will help the mine to reduce gas emissions, improve safety and ease maintenance,” Mine Master explained.