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GMSG – SAIMM Forum 2016

Date 27 September 2016
Location Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Johannesburg
Resources SAIMM GMSG Forum Sept 2016 Registration and Programme 230916.pdf



GMSG – SAIMM Forum 2016

Underground Mining Forum

Underground Communications Infrastructure & Battery Electric Vehicles Underground

Date: 27 September 2016
Location: Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Co-Organizing Institutions: Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group and SAIMM
Registration: Free
More Information: Jennifer Curran at

The GMSG will be hosting a forum on September 27, 2016 for the Underground Mining Working Group, taking place at the Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

The targeted participants include underground mine operators, mine planners, mine IT workers, engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contractors and related vendors.

The workshop will be an opportunity to review the work by the Underground Communications Infrastructure subcommittee and to continue the development of a guideline.

This is an opportunity to ensure any regional priorities are considered in the work. This guideline will be a formal set of documents to be used by the mining industry as a reference for the frameworks, standards, processes and procedures supporting digital communications in an underground mine environment.

The second focus of the workshop will be a roundtable discussion about one of GMSG’s newest projects, the Electric Mine: Battery Electric Vehicles Underground. It will include a review of work-to-date, from workshops in Toronto, Brisbane and Sudbury as well as the project plan focused on the aggressive target of a draft guideline by year-end. The session will be an ongoing discussion to examine how to determine the tools, processes, and standards required to enable electric mobile mine equipment in the underground mine with the goals of eliminating diesel particulates and driving down the soaring costs associated with ventilation and cooling.

For more information contact Jennifer Curran at

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