GMG Sudbury Forum


Accelerating Progress in Electrification

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Most underground mining operations today make extensive use of diesel-powered mobile vehicles. As battery technologies advance, many companies are seeing the benefits of replacing diesel-powered vehicles with BEVs in underground mining operations.

How do you solve some big challenges like integrating a mixed fleet, solutions from a variety of OEMs, building your charging infrastructure to serve a mixed fleet environment? OEMs are working together to enable the safe deployment and use of BEVs make things happen safely – how to make things work, battery handling and safety from those deploying.

Hear from a panel of OEMs involved in the deployment of BEVs on how they are integrating a mixed fleet, what is and isn’t working, how they are tackling things like battery handling, and what’s required to enable successful implementation.


Autonomous Mining – Creating a Sustainable Future

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The mining industry is increasingly embracing automation as a safety and productivity enabler and as a critical factor in creating a sustainable future of mining. For these reasons, automation is a key part of many mining companies’ digital transformation roadmaps.

As mines go deeper, autonomous solutions are seriously being looked at to solve big challenges like continuous productivity and safety. Underground mines are testing and deploying autonomous solutions. There are advanced technologies that exist today that would make it easier to tackle their challenges. This panel will be talking about the technologies available, the feasibility of their use in our mines, what it takes to be able to deploy and implement them, and some available solutions.

What Could be Done Differently to Make Mining Better?

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Panelists will discuss where limitations are in underground mine design and what can be done to enable the industry to take advantage of the advanced technologies available to us.


Don’t Let the Bad Guys Stop Your Mine – Building Cyber Resiliency Into Your Operations 

Cyber criminals share knowledge and tools freely. Their attacks not only pose a financial and production risk, they also put our shared progress in safety and sustainability at risk. Hear what you can do to improve the cyber resiliency of your operations and prevent incidents that impact safety, environmental sustainability, or operational productivity