The event was attended by representatives of largest companies, financial, technological and scientific organizations of Russia. General director of VIST Group company – Dmitry Vladimirov was among them.
At the beginning Russian prime-minister gave a welcoming speech. He said that mineral resources sector will stay among the most important industries for a long time, so it must and can create demand for high technologies, modern equipment, that will allow a more rational approach to mining and minimize the harm to environment. He emphasized that the new mine fields are situated in remote areas, the existing ones are exhausting.
Dmitry Vladimirov has presented a report on Intelligent Mine – a robotized mining system, that enables the mining enterprises to beat back the challenge of time. First of all, the system enables the mining in isolated and difficult to access regions, regions with harsh climatic, mining and geological conditions –as it does not require the presence of people in mining areas. So the system is also solving the problem of staff shortage and reduce significantly the capital and operational costs, associated with staff accommodation close to the mining areas. Secondly, the system can significantly imporve the performance of mining-and-transport complex by eliminating the human factor and automated dispatch of mining fleet.
He also presented a number of proposals, associated with use of automated and robotized equipment on the mine sites and with support of Russian innovational companies.