Fast-Track Your Mine with Proven TBM Technology

Subject: Fast-Track Your Mine with Proven TBM Technology
Date: June 24, 2015
Time: 13:00 PST, 16:00 EST, 06:00 AEST
Hosted By: Robbins
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Second Option: Pre-Recorded Broadcast
Date: June 25, 2015
Time: 07:00 PST, 10:00 EST, 15:00 BST, 16:00 CEST
Hosted By: Robbins
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Today’s mine development projects are no longer being done from the surface. Worldwide, easily accessible ore deposits have been spent, requiring mines to aim for deeper ore bodies, often kilometers underground, to keep operations viable.

This changing mine environment brings a need for access tunnels, first to reach the ore, then to provide long-term muck haulage. Tunnel boring machines provide efficient, safe, and fast access to those ore bodies. Mines around the world are accustomed to methods such as drill & blast, roadheader, and other types of conventional excavation. However, TBMs have been proven on multiple projects to complete tunnels two to three times faster than drill and blast; when considering roadheaders that number is often 10 times faster.

In this complimentary 60-minute webinar, Ryan Gratias, Project Engineer at Robbins and Adam Foulstone, General Manager-Grosvenor for mining company Anglo American, will discuss the changing face of the worldwide mining industry. From machine design to application and real-world examples, Gratias will prove that early adopters of the TBM method will be able to better meet increased demand and extend the life of their mine. Foulstone will discuss the recent use of a Crossover (XRE) TBM at the Grosvenor Decline Tunnel in Australia™ wildly successful use of a TBM that resulted in access tunnels bored 14 times faster than the traditionally-used roadheader method.

We invite you to submit your questions beforehand to webinars@robbinstbm.com to get a well-researched answer during the Q&A session at the end of the webinar.