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New ventilation control system to save Glencore Kidd Mine millions every year

Written by François Rouvière on Apr 12, 2017

MTI is proud to have supplied the 41 underground mining regulators used at Kidd Mine to keep miners safe, increase productivity and simultaneously provide significant electrical energy savings to Glencore.

Glencore estimates that this new underground mining ventilation control system provides approximately 25,000 megawatt-hours of electrical energy savings each year which represents upwards of $2,000,000.00 of savings per year for the company.

Kidd Mine is the world’s deepest base-metal mine below sea level, mining at 9600 feet with shaft bottom at 9889 feet. The mine also has the longest surface-to-bottom ramp in the world. Kidd Mine produces an average of 40,000 tonnes of copper and 70,000 of zinc annually. For the complete article click here