Featured Events

Apr 4, 2019 to Apr 5, 2019

Mine electrification, in open pits and underground, is inevitable. Whether the rationale is tied to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving employee health, cutting ventilation costs or increasing productivity, future operations will all be using a form of electricity to power machinery. While much of the technology to go all-electric remains in its infancy, a number of mines are already using or factoring in the use of electric equipment for the reasons above. To meet this demand, OEMs are stepping up to the plate, with the help of much more powerful and efficient battery technology that has taken this market from trials and prototypes into a new mainstream. This is a trend IM and its events division, IM Events, has been watching closely…and, now, we are ready to launch the first major conference with a global focus on this topic.

Speaker so far confirmed include:

Samantha Espley, Director of the Technology & Innovation Centre for Mining and Mineral Processing, Vale Base Metals Operations
Vale’s roadmap to underground electrification

Maarten van Koppen, Senior Project Engineer, Strategic Development, Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines, Jeff Anderson, Senior Mechanical Designer, MacLean Engineering, Sandvik Mining co-speaker (to be confirmed)
The Borden Gold Project – lessons learned from the ‘mine of the future’ and the crucial role of partnerships in building an all-electric underground mine

Jay Armburger, Product Manager, Underground Technology Solutions, Caterpillar
Battery vs diesel underground LHDs: direct comparison of heat generation

Don Duval, CEO, NORCAT
The NORCAT Underground Centre – the world’s one-stop shop for the future of mining technology

Paul Summers, Lead Developer, Electric Drive Systems, Miller Technology
The STEV: paving the way for electric utility fleets underground

Dr Bappa Banerjee, General Manager, Mining Equipment, GE Transportation
An electric future for load and haul

Karl Trudeau, Chief Operating Officer, Nouveau Monde Graphite; Michel Serres, VP Mining Solutions North America, ABB Canada and David Lyon, Business Development Manager, MEDATECH
The NMG journey to the all electric open pit mine: innovation from collaboration

Erik Isokangas, Program Director, Mining3
Autonomous electric haulage – the value proposition

Justin Bain, Chief Executive Officer, Energetique (Energy/Mobility)
The death of diesel Down Under: an Australian story

Mathieu Bouffard, Project Manager, Adria Manufacture
Battery charging and power management of BEV in mining applications

Per-Erik Lindström, Vice President Global Key Account Management, Volvo Construction Equipment
The Electric Site project: towards a carbon neutral quarry operation

Ali G. Madiseh, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Mine Energy Systems, Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia
The Electric Mine; a new norm in mine energy systems

Heather Ednie, Managing Director, Global Mining Guidelines Group
The second edition of the Battery Electric Vehicle guideline – an overview of the available standards around BEV implementation underground

Christian Dirscherl, Vice President for Mining, Excavation & Transport, Siemens
The highs and lows of extreme electrification: an exploration from underground to high altitude

David Willick, VP & Segment Leader for the Mining, Minerals & Metals segment, Schneider Electric North America
From batch to continuous process: will digital twin visibility and electric underground mining equipment be able to deliver continuous operation?

Andrew Schinkel, Senior Electrical Engineer, Macassa Mine Complex, Kirkland Lake Gold
Powering up Macassa: operating a major battery-electric fleet at a deep underground mine

Doug Morrison, President and CEO, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)
Electrification to maximise productive capacity


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  • Greetings, Sir/Mme I trust you are doing ok. Please I wish to find out about the conference program , visa processing and all the like . Thanks 

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