- MiningForum 2021 - For a sustainable Future
- 10 & 11 June 2021 in Berlin
- Call for Papers: Deadline 30 September 2020
Influence of the transport of bed load, rubble and debris on the flood discharge
International Women in Engineering day is celebrated each year to recognize the valuable contribution of women in the engineering field and to encourage more young women to consider careers in engineering. Despite some progress in recent years, women still make up only a fraction of the engineers around the globe. For instance, women make up just 12% of engineers in the UK and 13% in the United States.
The Management Board of Bauer Aktiengesellschaft decided to withdraw the forecast for the 2020 financial year made on April 9, 2020 when the annual report was published.
Load-bearing reinforced soil walls can cut construction costs by up to 75% and halve build times compared with traditional solutions, while being robust and low-maintenance.
Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA has announced the appointment of Damiano Violi as Managing Director. Joining the business from 1 April, Damiano’s appointment demonstrates Yanmar’s commitment to continued international growth and becoming a leader in the compact equipment market.
Hatch, Anglo American, BHP, and Fortescue have formed a Green Hydrogen Consortium to look at ways of using green hydrogen to accelerate decarbonization within their operations globally.
After the UK left the European Union on 31 January, GlobalData asked the readers of Mining Technology to vote on what they expected Brexit’s effect on the UK mining industry to be. According to the 2,094 respondents, 29% saw the move as strongly positive, 28% strongly negative, 16% slightly negative, 10% slightly positive and 17% neutral.
GlobalData’s Mining Technology writer Yoana Cholteeva comments: “Brexit has already had a significant effect on the UK mineral industry. Market conditions and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit saw UK-based operator Sirius Minerals cancel a US$500m bond sale to finance its polyhalite Woodsmith project in North Yorkshire in September 2019, a mining project which would have become the biggest in the UK.
Starting the new decade, geosynthetics leader Solmax is launching a refreshed 2020 website. The redesign adds efficiency and advanced functionality to the site to meet the information and specification needs of all Solmax customers, from engineers to installers and business development specialists.
Global ventilation fans and systems manufacturer, TLT-Turbo GmbH, has spent the past five years investing in and equipping its on-site test lab. The test lab now provides streamlined processes for research, advancing product quality and expanded capabilities for material testing. With a focus on particle impact wear testing, the test lab is driving innovation forward at TLT-Turbo as the results help improve product reliability, quality and performance in their final operating environment.
Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) has published on its website the details of its 91 managed tailings storage facilities (TSFs) and an additional 62 TSFs at non-managed joint venture operations in which it has an interest, as requested by the Church of England Pensions Board and the Swedish Council on Ethics for the AP Funds, representing 96 institutional investors.
Anglo American has committed to the World Bank’s Climate Smart Mining initiative, by becoming a founding donor to the Climate Smart Mining Facility. It is the first-ever fund that is dedicated to making mining for metals and minerals a more sustainable practice that complements the energy transition.
After completion of an extensive worldwide investment program, which includes multiple new engineering and production facilities as well as an extended sales network, Huesker is now strengthening its management structure.
Engineer Pedro Repetto was integrated to the Committee
Now, the preliminary technical program of the APCOM 2019 conference in Wroclaw (Poland) has been published and is available for download. It is a great compilation of highest quality peer reviewed papers on „digital transformation“ topics from all aspects of mining from resource estimation to mine operation and safety:
An entire three day conference stream provides more than 20 leading edge and peer reviewed papers by world class practicioners from leading mining companies and by world leading research institutes!
About 15 papers on newest IT supported techniques in mine planning, uncertainty reduction, geomechanics, modelling, simulation and most recent software technology.
Around 15 papers address long and short term scheduling optimization, the application of neural networks and genetic algorithms as well as risk mitigation and related software systems. A keynote talk covers the impact of IoT, Big Data and gamification on fleet scheduling topics.
More than 20 papers in this stream cover mining equipment related topics in the area of LHD transport, drilling and longwall operation as well as underground communications and new digital technologies in mine safety as well as product quality optimization.
A number of sessions with close to 10 papers cover the use of Unmanned Arial Vehicles in mining, the benefits of upcoming technology in robotics, mechatronics and communications as well as about the changes in machine design through digital transformation. Also a completely new transport system is presented in this stream.
A plenary speech from an active airline captain talks about the impact of human-machine interfaces on decision making of automated equipment and in control centers. Other papers are on the transferability of Building Information Modelling (BIM) from commercial construction to mining.
The conference takes place at the modern convention center of the Wroclaw University of Technology and is accompanied by an exhibition. An interesting social program, a conference dinner with world class entertainment and partner activities are available as well as interesting field trips on June 07th. A post conference hike in the Karkonosze mountains is offered from June 08-10 with overnight stays in two microbreweries on the ridge is a relaxing finish to the technical discussions of the week.
All presentations are to be held in English. Simultaneous translation to Polish is provided if requested by a sufficient number of participants.
Early Bird registration is open until April 01 2019.
More information: here
Source: Dr. Christoph Mueller