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NEXT GENERATION CARBON NEUTRAL PILOTS FOR SMART INTELLIGENT MINING SYSTEMS

Objective

NEXGEN-SIMS will be focusing on scale-up of promising technologies and demonstrating their potential at several large scale mining pilots, which will provide the mining industry the necessary means of addressing the future challenges in sustainable mining while at the same time NEXGEN-SIMS will be creating incitements and lowering the risk for investments associated with upgrading, retrofitting and replacing existing investments with carbon neutral technologies as well as introduction of new innovative solutions based on industrial IoT. Many fears that introduction of new and radical production systems (in our case, digitalization in combination with carbon-neutral mining systems) are associated with high investment costs that will make the European mining industry less competitive even though the facts clearly indicates the complete opposite. With NEXGEN-SIMS we intend to
demonstrate that utilization of innovative solutions based on new implementations of cost-efficient connectivity can enable better monitoring, analytics, optimization and process control (primarily for the mining fleets), and that connectivity can enable introduction of new and improved optimization and automatization strategies of the unit operations associated with the material handling processes by means of carbon-neutral mining systems. The estimated potential with NEXGEN-SIMS in terms of increased productivity is large and has been estimated to be as high as 40%, which will contribute considerably to securing the existing raw materials production in Europe as well as securing the future supply and lead to unlocking of substantial reserves of new or of today unexploited resources.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2020-2
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Coordinator

EPIROC ROCK DRILLS AB
Address
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70191 Orebro
Sweden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 4 419 414,13

Participants (12)

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 3 910 125
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LTU BUSINESS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 568 656,25
Address
Aurorum 1A
97775 Lulea
Activity type
Other
BOLIDEN MINERAL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 107 625
Address
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932 81 Skelleftehamn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KGHM CUPRUM SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA - CENTRUM BADAWCZO- ROZWOJOWE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 516 906,25
Address
Ul Generała Władysława Sikorskiego 2-8
53-659 Wrocław
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERICSSON AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 591 718,75
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOBILARIS MCE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 368 550
Address
Kyrkogatan 2
972 32 Lulea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 201 570
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
K+S MINERALS AND AGRICULTURE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 427
Address
Bertha Von Suttner Strasse 7
34131 Kassel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGNICO-EAGLE FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 116 812,50
Address
Pokantie 541
99250 Kiistala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KGHM POLSKA MIEDZ SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 753 812,50
Address
Ul M Sklodowskiej Curie 48
59301 Lubin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AF DIGITAL SOLUTIONS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 185 718,75
Address
Frosundaleden 2 A
16999 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OZ MINERALS LIMITED
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
2 Hamra Drive
5950 Adelaide Airport Sa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)