Developing equipment and technology for underground mining is materially impacting the way planning is approached from a design, schedule and cost perspective. Early stage trade-off studies are required for providing clear comparisons to traditional approaches with high expectations on the level of detail and accuracy to find a path for the project. This presentation focuses on some of the key areas where underground mine planning considerations are changing including rapid access development and battery-electric equipment.

Chris Bray, Principal Consultant at SRK Consulting will present on the topic of underground mining planning at MINEX Europe taking place in Sofia on 25-27 June 2019.