Zero entry mining refers to mining operations in which personnel aren’t physically present in the mining area where are autonomous equipment is operator, or where limited personnel are required to enter the mine.
Improvements in safety and productivity while achieving cost efficiencies have been identified from the deployment of autonomous equipment; however, this process remains hindered by challenges. This leaves significant value on the table for mining operators and slows the achievement of a zero emissions footprint across the resources sector, which zero entry mining enables by combining autonomous technologies with next generation mine design and leveraging future fuels.
This white paper will discuss some of the benefits and opportunities, along with other considerations associated with zero entry mining and what it can enable for the industry. Additionally, it will translate the zero-entry mining vision into a tangible framework enabling further discussion and collaboration between industry partners to accelerate the development of appropriate systems, processes, and guidelines that could enable a zero-entry mining operation.
Opportunities To Participate
We’re looking for:
Subject Matter Experts to contribute to the project’s development
GMG Members to help lead and direct the project as members of the project Steering Committee