Technology Investment Priorities in Mining in Europe and the Former Soviet Union, 2015

Date: 2015-09

“Overall trends in the data revealed:

• The primary technologies in which respondents plan to increase investments are mine management software for scheduling/optimization, mine survey equipment, equipment health monitoring and mine design and modelling software.

• For 11 of the 12 areas, a minimum of 50% of respondents already had these technologies in place at their sites, including all mine-management-type tools.

• Over 30% of respondents are currently using autonomous vehicles. Although 44% of respondents indicated no plans to implement autonomous vehicles in the foreseeable future, 31% indicated they were already using autonomous vehicles on-site.

• Safety is the leading driver of technology investments. Safety emerged as the leading driver, followed by cost reduction and productivity improvements.”


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