The mining company is invested in two operations in the region, which are located approximately 8kms and 3kms from their respective community centers. Both operations produce metallurgical coal also known as coking coal which is primarily used to make steel.
A leading North American mining giant operates two sites which are located approximately 8kms and 3kms from their respective community centers. Both operations produce metallurgical coal also known as coking coal which is primarily used to make steel.
The coal producer is a major shareholder at both the mining sites and is responsible for ensuring operational best practices are implemented at the mines. In addition to mining, the business exports steelmaking coal from the mine site to bulk port terminals in the country, which is then carried to the target market.
As important as these mines are for the local economy, they face multiple environmental challenges with fugitive dust when it comes to operating near residential neighborhoods. As a responsible resource provider, the mining company is committed to minimizing impact caused by its day-today activities.
Our company is committed to providing essential resources the world is counting on to make life better, while caring for people, communities and the environment. Our employees are passionate about sustainability and this recognition is the direct result of their hard work and dedication.
- CEO, North American Mining Company
In order to uphold its strict commitments to sustainability and responsible mining at both sites, the mining company contracted Envirosuite—a global leader in environmental intelligence.
The mining enterprise deployed Envirosuite’s EVS Omnis platform to enable proactive real-time management of environmental emissions at both of sites. Envirosuite’s EVS Omnis platform uses hyperlocal weather modelling that is fully configurable to each site’s requirements.
The platform uses hyperlocal weather modelling that is fully configurable to each site’s requirements. Real-time data is collected from dust monitoring hardware, which is strategically implemented across both sites, at their boundaries and in nearby communities.
EVS Omnis reduces the time and resources to analyze real-time environmental data by generating clear and easy-to-understand insights and reports. Operators at the mining site can act on color-coded insights of unfolding emissions and potential threshold exceedance. Automated compliance reporting can be customized based on what values are important to the ongoing activity and retrieved to provide stakeholders at any time.
Teams at the sites can confidently direct resources for emissions mitigation knowing the location of the source. The platform’s arcs of influence allow personnel to keep track of monitoring network and trigger alerts when they run the risk of exceeding threshold.
Both mines can now transparently show they are upkeeping responsible and sustainable mining practices while reinforcing trust the with their most important stakeholders - their communities.
Find out more in detail about how the company used environmental intelligence to:
Avoid fines and costly stoppages
Lower resource costs of dust mitigation
Upkeeping responsible environmental management in the mining industry
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