and consultants from
10 countries discussed innovative solutions in the field of hydraulic
engineering, hydrogeology at the webinar on Tailings Facilities
Operation, Sludge transportation and Waste Management. This virtual
seminar, hosted by the Transeuropean Centre Ltd on 21-22 December
2020 gave an opportunity to hydrogeologists, hydrotehnical engineers
and processing plant managers from the leading mining companies in
the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, listen to
presentations on the pros and cons of the implemented technologies
for wastewater treatment, their de-watering, sludge pumping, dry
waste deposition using geo bags, etc.
Kym Morton, speakers from MetsoOutotec, Coffey, TetraTech, Golder
Associates, Bentley Systems, SRK Mining Canada, WEIR and Royal IHC
answered numerous questions from the audience. Particular emphasis
was placed on projects for the construction and operation of tailings
in the harsh Arctic climate, implemented in Northern Canada and the
United States. Water stewardship solutions at Neves Corvo mine,
Portugal and Agas Tenidas mine, MATSA, Spain were also discussed in
virtual seminar on sustainability held in November this year was
attended by the senior executives and sustainability officers at some
of the leading mining and metallurgical companies in Russia, Ukraine
and Kazakhstan. With great interest, competence and engagement the
webinar participants had an overview of the International Council on
Climate Disclosure Standards, worked together with Ms Tatiana Ridley
(Instinctif Partners), Ms Yulia Cherepanova,
Dean and Christine Blackmore (Wardell Armstrong) on the study
of sustainability reports of the world’s leading companies. They also
had presentations on audit methodology under the Cyanide Code, on
Industrial Safety and Environment. Talks on international standards
for geochemistry and corporate water stewardship (SRK Consulting UK),
the concept of a “green mine” and the possibility of
generating energy from biooxidation (Сoffey, a Tetra Tech company)
also featured at the webinar.
practitioners from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The
of correcting behavioral patterns, incentives for accident-free
operation, new understanding of safety barriers, KPIs for preventing
accidents and injuries. Many webinar participants expressed 100%
satisfaction with this training course in their feedback forms.
Transeuropean is holding series of webinars for mining engineers and other industry professional on geology, resources reporting, processing, water and tailings management, safety in surface and underground mining operations and automation. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase one’s capability, networking and business development. If you are interested to present in Zoom to groups of 20-25 senior technical executives and engineers please get in touch with Natalia Kirsanova, director on 07768 081863 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A group of
geologists, enrichment technologists and occupational safety and
health specialists from Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine attended an
intensive training seminar with technical visits to Helsinki and
Terrafame open-cast polymetallic mine (formerly Talvivaara), the
delegation studied the organization of mining operations and examined
the heap bioleaching zone, where the gold extraction process takes
place, even in severe frosts, at a temperature of 40-60C due to the
exothermic reaction in the heap. The technological scheme and
equipment of the crushing line was disclosed in detail in the reports
of Sandvik and Outotec specialists.
for the geological section from MMC Norilsk Nickel, Norilskgeology
and AGD Diamonds examined issues of quality control of geological
exploration and core samples (speaker Dr. Julia Cherepanova), studied
the On-Line Mine technology of the Finnish company IMA Engineering –
collection and analysis in real time data on the metal content during
production activities from core, drilling waste and from ore on a
conveyor belt and visited the Finland Geological Survey GTK, founded
in 1885 by decree of Emperor Alexander III.
Lisbon – Neves Corvo – Aguas Tenidas – Seville (Portugal-Spain) September 16-21, 2019
practical implementation of the most advanced technical solutions for
tailings thickening and a compacting compact tailing dump was
demonstrated to a
delegation of leading experts and managers of mining companies of
Russia and Kazakhstan in Portugal at the Neves-Corvo ore processing
plant of the Canadian company Lundin.
project and equipment were delivered by Outotec, a Finnish company,
the world leader in tailings and water management. Thanks to this
technology, the need for tailings areas is reduced significantly.
Outotec’s head of hydrotechnical solutions and tailings utilization
del Olmo spoke in detail and demonstrated the technologies introduced
at the mine to eliminate the extension of the dam and tail slopes due
to dewatering of tailings, and Outotec equipment for tailings
thickening and filtering.
During the second technical visit to Spain, the seminar participants visited the ore processing plant of the Swiss-Abu Dhabi company MATSA, where they got acquainted in detail with the norms and regime of industrial safety, technical equipment and the operation of an ultramodern enrichment plant with its fully automated control room, sample preparation laboratory and organization work of a chemical analytical laboratory.
Among the participants of the event were specialists of Daltsvetmet, Eurochem-Usolsky Potash Plant, IMC Montan, AGD Diamonds, Uralkali, Sary-Kazna and Eurochem-Project. In the evening, free from work at the seminar, the participants took a swim in the Atlantic Ocean and got acquainted with the history of Lisbon and Seville.
group of executives and specialists from leading Russian oil and gas
companies, including Lukoil, Rosneft and Gazpromneft, studied the
practical experience and economic effect of implementing solutions
for digitizing and automating the drilling and production of
hydrocarbons on the continental shelf of the North Sea. Baker Hughes
General Electric, Cognite, Weatherford, Exebenus, FutureOn, Kongsberg
Digital, Wellit, MHWirth, and others presented their innovative
for digitizing key production and business processes to Russian oil
workshop participants also visited the Norwegian Oil and Gas Research
Center NORCE and the experimental Ullrig drilling rig (drilling depth
2.3 km), where robots are being introduced to fully automate the
connection of pipes during descent.
The application of CRIRSCO, JORC, NI-43101 and NAEN standards in assessing the geological reserves of metal ores and other solid minerals was considered in practical terms at a seminar in London from 11-17 November 2018.
Mark Campodonic, Director and Consultant, SRK (UK) shared extensive experience in auditing mineral reserves and preparing reports on reserves and reserves with delegates from Kazakhstan and Russian geological and mining companies. This topic is particularly relevant now for the Republic of Kazakhstan, where in 2018 it was decided to introduce international standards for reporting reserves and reserves of KAZRC / CRIRSCO.
Phil Newall, CEO and Dr Yulia Cherepanova from Wardell Armstrong, Luke Balleny from the International Mining and Metallurgical Council, Hilco van Moerkerk, GEOREKA software developer HvM, Michael Pernette from Canadian Geosoft and others also spoke at the seminar.
Photo. At presentation by Mark Campodonic, Director and Chief Consultant, SRK (UK) Ltd.
Photo. Seminar attendees – resource geologists from Kazgeology, Altynalmas, Norilsk Nickel and ArsellorMittal Temirtau
The managers and specialists of Evraz and Norilsk Nickel studied the organization of work at two concentrators at Somincor’s Neves Corvo mine, the Portuguese branch of the Canadian company Lundin, and heard technical reports from leading automation and productivity specialists in the enrichment and logistics units. Great interest was also aroused by the reports of Mark Yseboodt – Siemens AG, Harri Hokka and Harri Lehto – Outotec and Eugen Becker – Thyssenkrupp.
At Neves-Corvo, the workshop participants met with managers and specialists and visited two concentrators at the Somincor mine. At one factory capacity of crushing and enrichment of copper ore is 2.6 million tons per year.
The second factory with a capacity of 1.0 million tons per year, originally intended for the processing of tin, is now producing zinc and copper concentrate.
In both factories, equipment for secondary crushing, grinding systems with rod and ball mills, flotation cells, and systems for compacting and dewatering concentrate are installed.
At the processing complex, additional equipment was mounted for re-grinding of copper tailings with the aim of additional extraction of copper and zinc concentrate from old tailings.
The total number of personnel in two factories that work in five shifts is 219, which also includes maintenance workers, workers of the tailing dump, water purification and drivers of transport for the processing plant.
The mining village of Castro Verde pleasantly impressed the Russian processors with their well-groomed, modern design of houses and a comfortable hotel.
Photo 1 Crushing workshop
Photo 2 The Russian delegation examines a zinc concentrator
Photo 3 Workshop participants in the Neves-Corvo flotation plant
A representative delegation of leading specialists and managers of oil and gas and drilling companies of Russia and Azerbaijan participated in the program of technical visits organized by the Transeuropean Centre and the international drilling conference in Celle.
It was here in 1859 that the first oil well in Europe was drilled. Now in Celle – Hanover there is a cluster of oilfield services companies and manufacturers of innovative equipment for the oil industry.
Participants of this business trip made detailed acquaintance with mobile drilling rigs, coiled tubing units, installations for automatic connection of pipes and other equipment for drilling and production of oil and repair of wells on offshore and onshore platforms.
The delegation visited the technology and production centers of the companies Baker Hughes, Max Streicher GmbH, KOLLER Solutions, Instral BV and Weatherford, as well as the Drilling Simulator Celle at the Clausthal Technical University.
Among the participants of the event were senior managers and engineers of LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft, Tatburneft, Drilling Systems Co., Gulf Drilling Supply Azerbaijan and Tyumen Industrial University.
Photo: The delegation is viewing latest equipment by Weatherford.
Photo: Russian and Azerbaijan oil and drilling delegation at Celle Drilling Simulator.