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Innovative Technologies and Concepts for the Intelligent Deep Mine of the Future

Objective

The mine of the future will exploit mineral raw materials at greater depths than today, requiring completely different approaches compared to today’s deep mines, in order to get mineral rights. Only these eco-efficient mines will contribute to improved access to domestic mineral resources, secure the supply of mineral raw materials for Europe and reduce the import dependency.
IntelliMine will contribute to realise these concepts of invisible, zero-impact and safe mines. The mine of tomorrow will run an integrated concept. All operations necessary for the eco-efficient provision of the minerals including waste management will be carried out underground. This will drastically reduce the volumes being transported, minimising above ground installations and thus the environmental impact.
IntelliMine will develop innovative methods, technologies, machines and equipment for the safe, eco-innovative, intelligent and economical exploitation of mineral raw materials in the EU, including maintenance issues, especially at greater depths. It will investigate autonomous, highly selective mineral extraction processes and machinery based on new sensor technologies as well as innovative concepts for mass flow management and transportation. Such investigations have to be accompanied by rock mechanics and ground control issues as well as health, safety and environmental issues.
The concept of an invisible, zero-impact mine requires a refined process underground that selectively extracts the minerals and therefore reduces waste production closer to the mineralisation. Therefore improved near to face processing methods including backfill procedures need to be developed. The necessary level of automation in mining operations can only be achieved by reaching a higher level of integration in all parts of a mine. Fully integrated underground technologies and processes for diagnosis and extraction as well as communication, health and safety issues are the key for the success of the concept.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-LARGE-5
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

LUOSSAVAARA-KIIRUNAVAARA AB
Address
Pobox 952
971 28 Lulea
Sweden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 675 560
Administrative Contact
Kent Tano (Mr.)

Participants (25)

COMMODASULTRASORT GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Feldstrasse 128
22880 Wedel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hartmut Harbeck (Mr.)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 589 542
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mikael Rinne (Prof.)
ABB POWER GRIDS SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 134 700
Address
Kopparbergsvagen 2
72183 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Nyqvist (Mr.)
AGNICO-EAGLE FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 54 700
Address
Pokantie 541
99250 Kiistala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
André Van Wageningen (Mr.)
BOLIDEN MINERAL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 272 580
Address
.
932 81 Skelleftehamn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Craig Griffiths (Mr.)
CATERPILLAR GLOBAL MINING EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 808 199
Address
Industriestrasse 1
44534 Luenen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Myszkowski (Dr.)
GLOWNY INSTYTUT GORNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 557 493
Address
Plac Gwarkow 1
40 166 Katowice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stanisław Prusek (Prof.)
TOMRA Sorting GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 805 245
Address
Otto-hahn-strasse 6
56218 Muelheim-kaerlich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hartmut Harbeck (Mr.)
DMT GmbH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 996 839
Address
Am Tuv 1
45307 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Rams (Mrs.)
EuroGeoSurveys - EGS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 192 000
Address
Rue Joseph Ii 36-38
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Luca Demicheli (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 389 493
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
GEODATA ZIVILTECHNIKERGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 229 120
Address
Hans Kudlich Strasse 28
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Rabensteiner (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 246 360
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christophe Didier (Mr.)
K+S Aktiengesellschaft
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 145 200,50
Address
Bertha Von Suttner Str 7
34131 Kassel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johann-Christoph Thiele (Mr.)
KGHM CUPRUM SPZOO ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA - CENTRUM BADAWCZO-ROZWOJOWE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 852 750
Address
Gen. W. Sikorskiego 2-8
53-659 Wroclaw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Witold Pytel (Prof.)
KOMPANIA WEGLOWA SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 226 500
Address
Ul Powstancow 30
40 039 Katowice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marek Szarafinski (Mr.)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 2 338 136
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Johansson (Prof.)
BASF CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS EUROPE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 366 000
Address
Vulkanstrasse 110
8048 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tom Kurth (Mr.)
Mineral Industry Research Organisation
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 688 460
Address
Copt Heath Drive 78
B93 9PB Solihull
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert A Fenton
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 520 969
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 92 642,50
Address
Alpinestrasse 1
8740 Zeltweg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Egmont Lammer (Mr.)
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 783 514
Address
Letna 9
042 00 Kosice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anton Lavrin (Prof.)
VSH HAGERBACH TEST GALLERY LTD
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 661 200
Address
Polistrasse, Hagerbach 1
8890 Flums
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Wietek (Mr.)
COMPUTER CONTROL TECHNOLOGY SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 372 000
Address
Jesenna 1
08 005 Presov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Grejták
DRAGER SAFETY AG & CO KGAA
Germany
Address
Revalstrasse 1
23560 Lubeck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jianhua Guo (Mrs.)