Epiroc and Vale Canada Join Forces for the Future
The collaboration between Epiroc and Vale Base Metals signals a new era in mining safety, with a shared vision to drive innovation and set higher safety standards without sacrificing productivity. Sarah Hoffman, Epiroc’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the underground division, expressed excitement about the collective commitment to revolutionize safety in the mining industry.
Vale Base Metals is poised to integrate Epiroc’s cutting-edge technology and digital advancements in underground operations, aiming to eliminate direct human presence in hazardous areas such as the rock face, production drilling zones, and ground support locations. This strategic alliance will explore the remote operation of Epiroc and mixed fleet OEM equipment in isolated zones. Furthermore, the partnership will evaluate pioneering electrification technologies, including charging systems, equipment utilization, and operational efficiency, with the potential for broader industry application.
Luke Mahon, interim Chief Technical Officer at Vale Base Metals, emphasized the significance of safety in their operations and expressed eagerness to develop solutions that fortify their technological arsenal for worker safety and operational efficiencies. Mahon sees the collaboration with Epiroc as a pivotal milestone in their journey to enhance operational safety.