Awards: Cementation, Redpath, SafeSight, Iamgold
With the conclusion of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleumannual general meeting earlier this week, awards were presented. They were sponsored not only by the ICM, but also by Hatch, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and the Ontario Mining Contractors Safety Association (OMCSA). Here are three of the winners who took home the material.
the Hatch-CIM Prize for the Safety of Mining and Mineral Projects went to the team at Cementing for its mine shaft relining projects for both shafts. More than half a million man hours were spent on the project without a work stoppage. The works were completed in mid-February 2019. (www.Hatch.com and www.CIM.org)
Redpath Canada and SafeSight exploration were the winners of the OMCSA Safe Innovation Award for 2020. A collaboration between the two companies created the autonomous inspection equipment of Rail Runner elevators. It clips onto a track of a mechanized climber and creates a video of the conditions using HD video and LIDAR technology while the operator stays safely out of the way, monitoring on a tablet. (www.OMCSA.ca/)
the Mining Association of Canada recognized several companies for their achievements in environmental and community engagement as part of its Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative. Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM) won for its drinking water distribution system for a community near its Pinos Altos gold-silver mine in Mexico. The winner of the TSM environmental excellence award was Iamgold‘s (TSX: IAG) the Essakane gold mine in Burkina Faso which worked with a local entrepreneur to develop a plastics recycling business. (www.Mining.ca)