CMIC and Members Vale and Komatsu Team Up on “Revolutionary” Hard Rock Cutting Project

CMIC and Member companies Vale and Komatsu were recently featured in an International Mining article talking about a revolutionary new hard-rock cutting project at Vale’s Garson mine, set to launch in 2021.

Below is an excerpt from the article. We encourage you to read the full article, which features a Q&A with Luke Mahony, CMIC board member and Vale Head of Geology, Mine Engineering, Geotechnical and Technology & Innovation for the Global Base Metals Business.

Part of the mechanical cutting demonstration is within the CMIC’s Continuous Underground Mining project and will see the company test out a Komatsu hard-rock cutting machine equipped with Komatsu DynaCut Technology at the mine.

“We have seen a few other industry members ask questions and connect regarding this project. Some mining companies, while interested, are a little unsure of how they can get on-board with a project like this. What we have done is to utilize the CMIC consortium to make it the foundation of this collaboration, ensuring it is as easy and efficient as possible to join” stated Luke Mahony, Head of Geology, Mine Engineering, Geotechnical and Technology & Innovation, Vale.

Luke went on to say "CMIC is well connected with underground professionals and like-minded companies and is able to pull in interest and facilitate the collaboration framework."

International Mining

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