Mobile Tunnel Miner on route - The Tunnelling Journal
In late June Aker Wirth and Rio Tinto’s new innovative tunnel boring system, deigned within Rio Tinto’s “Mine of the Future” programme, departed from Aker Wirth’s production facility near Dusseldorf, Germany, bound for Northparkes Copper Mine in southeast Australia.
aker wirth mobile tunnel miner - BINQ Mining
Aker Wirth: Hard rock. However the knowledge and experience gained by Aker Wirth in hard rock tunneling has been used to develop a unique alternative: the Mobile Tunnel Miner. »More detailed. wirth-europe.com. On 29 November 2010 Aker Wirth and Rio Tinto signed a contract for the delivery and testing of the first Tunnel Boring System
Aachen/Erkelenz: Aker-Wirth: Allerhöchste Qualität
Kleuters macht die Güte seiner Maschinen an einem überzeugenden Beispiel deutlich: Da wählte der weltgrößte Kupferproduzent „Rio Tinto” den Erkelenzer Branchenführer Aker Wirth aus, um neue Technologien für diese Bergbau-Gruppe mit Sitz in London und im australischen Melbourne zu entwickeln. „Und 40 Kilometer weiter funktioniert es nicht - so ist die Welt”, zuckt der Geschäftsführer
Rio plans Aker Wirth machine trial - Mining Magazine
Rio plans Aker Wirth machine trial Rio Tinto has announced that a new underground excavation system from Aker Wirth will be ready for full-scale performance verification trials at the Northparkes copper-gold mine in New South Wales, Australia, in 2012.
Photos: Rio Tinto trials 64m-long tunnelling machine
Rio Tinto has initiated trials of a 64-metre long tunnel boring machine at its Northparkes mine as part of the Mine of the Futureprogram. The German-built machine was designed and developed by Rio Tinto and Aker Wirth over four years. Northparkes is a copper and gold mine located in Central Western NSW.
Aker Wirth and Rio Tinto sign contract for part of Rio Tinto
On November 29 last year Aker Wirth and Rio Tinto signed a contract for the delivery and testing of the first Tunnel Boring System (TBS), which has been developed for Rio’s Mine of the Future program. The TBS embodies Aker Wirth’s innovative Mobile Tunnel Miner concept and will be tested at Northparkes copper mine in Australia.
CEMI plays key role in Mine of the Future project - Sudbury
Rio Tinto engaged CEMI to support the development of tunnel boring technology for its Mine of the Future project and to work with , Aker Wirth and Herrnknecht – the three companies commissioned to build the machines – to ensure they are optimized for the rock conditions anticipated and that safety issues are addressed.
Rio Tinto Expanding Mine of the Future Program
This work is scheduled to begin in 2013 and is addition to a first tunnel-boring trial, run in partnership with Aker Wirth, that will begin this year at the company’s Northparkes copper and gold mine in New South Wales, Australia. Rio Tinto is also considering locations for a shaft-boring system trial.
The Importance of Research on Alternative and Hybrid Rock
27.01.2017 · Aker Wirth developed the Mobile Tunnel Miner with disc undercutting technology and first did a short test operation in Canadian copper/nickel mining in 1993. Revived with new technology, a new Mobile Tunnel Miner was constructed for Rio Tinto and commenced underground trials at Northparkes copper/gold mine in Australia in April 2013.
Rio Tinto looks to mining in the future - IndustrySearch
According to Rio Tinto, the two new tunneling concepts from and Aker Wirth will enable fast and cost effective tunnel creation. In a further attempt to streamline mining operations, the shaft boring machinery being developed by Herrenknecht is designed to combine rock excavation, rock transport and structural support, which are all currently undertaken as three separate processes, into a single system.
Rio unleashes lastest tunnel boring technology
Rio Tinto's latest tunnel boring system has begun trials at its Northparkes underground mine. using Aker Wirth's tunnel borer system. The system is 64 m long, has a maximum boring diameter of
Rio Tinto announce boring trials - The Tunnelling Journal
Rio Tinto is working with on the trial, which will start in 2013 at Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper (KUC) mine in Salt Lake City. The Tunnel Boring System at KUC is expected to tunnel more than 10m a day – nearly twice the rate of conventional methods. The first tunnel boring trial, run with Aker Wirth, will begin this year at the Northparkes copper and gold mine in New South Wales.
Tunnelling system set for trial - Australian Mining
Aker Wirth is one of three partners with whom Rio Tinto is working to develop new equipment and systems for the rapid construction of deep underground mines.”
Strabag SE : STRABAG and Rio Tinto enter into exclusive
The TBS developed in partnership between Rio Tinto and Aker Wirth was installed at Northparkes Mines in Australia and has started trial operations. TBS started trial operations The second TBS developed in partnership between Rio Tinto and is expected to be installed at the Kennecott mine in Salt Lake City, USA. Preparations are continuing to identify potential locations for the SBS from Herrenknecht.
Aker Wirth’s New Tunnel Boring System Embarks on a Journey
Together with Rio Tinto, Aker Wirth has developed a new, innovative tunnel boring system within Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future program. The machine recently departed from Aker Wirth’s production facility near Dusseldorf, Germany, embarking on a journey to Northparkes copper mine in southeast Australia.
Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine Contruction (RTC-UMC
CEMI and Rio Tinto recently completed a 6 year program called, the Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine Construction (RTC-UMC) at CEMI. This $10M investment in Canada's mining innovation was created to undertake research in support of Rio Tinto's Mine of the Future™ programme with a focus on underground mining infrastructure and footprint reliability.