SUDBURY, Ontario – Canada’s two-year-old Ultra-Deep Mining Network
(UDMN) is launching a new call for proposals and network members to share innovative solutions and commercially viable products aimed at those miners who challenge the environment below 2.5 km deep.
The recent call for proposals has been issued to mining companies who are current members of the UDMN industry consultation group. Two main drivers are to ensure network projects are aligned with problems facing industry and to increase the level of collaboration between mining companies and other network members.
The UDMN has grown to include 44 network members from across Canada. They have formed collaborative teams consisting of leading experts from the mining and oil and gas industries, small-to-medium sized enterprises, industry agencies, research facilities and academia. The membership includes representation from the three deepest mines in Canada, including Kidd copper-zinc mine owned by Kidd Operations, A Glencore
Company, Creighton nickel-copper mine owned by Vale
, and LaRonde gold-zinc mine owned by Agnico Eagle Mines
UDMN is under the management of CEMI (Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation
) and key involvement from industry leaders. The network currently manages 24 active projects in four strategic themes – rock stress risk reduction; energy reduction; material transport: and productivity and improved human health and effectiveness. These projects aim to expedite commercial value and enhance ultra-deep mining innovations in Canada and beyond.
More information about UDMN is available at www.MiningDeep.ca
or contact Diane Lepage ([email protected]
) about proposals