Somincor, owned by Lundin Mining, operates the Neves Corvo copper mine in Southern Portugal, near Castro Verde. Somincor took receipt of two new, MineARC 6 person, blast resistant ELVP units last year. Following the installation of one of the units, near the operating face underground, they sent us these photos.
CONAMIN 2014 took place in the city of Trujillo, north of Lima, Peru. This event is alternated with PERUMIN, in the city of Arequipa. CONAMIN 2014 was organized by the College of Engineers of Peru and took place from October 13th - 17th. The CONAMIN event is the second largest mining expo in Latin America.
MineARC is proud of the many close relationships we have built with a number of our clients over the years. As advocates of safety in the mining community, we are always eager to endorse the efforts of industry bodies and mining corporations in the cause for improving training and education.
Murray Engineering is a best-practice company with an exceptional level of excellence when it comes to training, safety and technical expertise.
Some of their major clients include Barrick Australia Pacific, Goldfields Australasia, Newcrest Mining Ltd and Newmont Asia Pacific.
During the final months of 2014, MineARC was proud to sponsor two major Australian rescue tournaments; The West Australian Underground Mine Emergency Response Competition, and the Tasmania TMERC Mines Rescue Competition. Both events were incredibly successful, providing a platform to promote the importance of safety and training within the mining industry.
During November 2014, MineARC was pleased to sponsor the 3rd Indonesian Fire and Rescue Competition. The event was incredibly successful, providing a platform to promote the importance of safety and training, whilst also building a better standard of emergency rescue procedure within the Indonesian mining industry.
The coal mining industry continues to flourish in South Africa, contributing in excess of R100 billion to the economy during 2013. Ranked as the industry’s top revenue earner above gold, iron-ore and platinum, South Africa is now one of the world’s leading countries in regards to coal reserves, following extensive exploration across the Waterberg, Tuli and Soutpansberg coalfields.
South Africa is home to MineARC’s newest manufacturing facility, located in the heart of the North Riding industrial hub, 45 minutes outside of Johannesburg’s main centre. The workshop now proudly stands as MineARC’s third largest global operation behind Australia and the United States, servicing many major mine sites across the continent.
MineARC is proud to have been selected as winner of this year's prestigious Australian Prospect Award for Excellence in Mine Safety, for the development of a safer sustainable waste management system for underground mines known as EnviroLAV.
Heat stress has long been a cause for concern throughout the underground mining industry, experienced as a result of the relatively narrow range of climatic conditions within which the unprotected human body can operate efficiently. It occurs when heat is absorbed into the body faster than it can be lost.
In June of this year, Konkola Copper Mines in Zambia experienced a truck fire in one of their underground maintenance bays, obstructing all exit paths for miners working on that level. With no safe refuge available on-site, the incident resulted in the hospitalisation of 80 miners due to severe smoke inhalation. Fortunately there were no fatal injuries.
Access to clean toilets and hand washing facilities are vital to the healthy development and survival of a community. Current waste disposal practices across Africa pose a serious health risk, contaminating water resources used for drinking, cooking and other domestic activities.
Access to clean toilets and hand washing facilities are vital to the healthy development and survival of a community, however across South East Asia, adequate sanitation is failing to keep up with the region’s rapid population growth. 2010 saw over one billion people without improved sanitation, some 30 million more than in 1990.
MineARC wrapped up another very successful expo at Electra Mining Expo on Friday 19th September. It was a week of non-stop networking, meetings and exhibiting our products to a knock out crowd of over 860 exhibitors and a whopping 40,000 delegates.