Eliminate human exposure

Situation

El Teniente is the world’s largest underground copper mine. The mine is currently in the process of intensifying operations to prolong its lifespan. Deep underground mining operations are accompanied by high stresses and seismic activity, creating exposure to these risks for workers.

Challenge

The challenge for Enaex was to move people from the tunnel face to a safe zone, inside or outside the mine, where they can operate remotely.

Solution

We performed the first 100% remote blasting in productive mining in history.

With the UG-iTruck®, the risk present in special operations, where there is high exposure, is eliminated, moving people to a safe place where the entire system is controlled remotely.

Thanks to the UG-iTruck®, our client CODELCO can make it possible to extract new copper resources in deep mining.

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