Paul Muller, CEO of Barminco
When it comes to underground mining, almost nothing is more critical than the miner’s safety. Identified as one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, mining poses some of the most dangerous hazards, including cave-ins, explosions, toxic air, temperature extremes, and many more. And with the rising demand for valuable minerals, underground mining is increasing too. But it’s not a riskless feat to achieve proper extractions. Owing to the nature of mineral extraction, including drilling into the surface, sending workers into cavernous and toxic spaces with heavy machinery and equipment, and so on, it is a majorly complex scenario. Due to these risks, loss of life has been staggering over the years in this space. Prominent research suggests that despite employing a meagre percentage of the global labour force in the mining industry, it generates many fatal accidents globally. However, to address the significant challenges, many companies have stepped into this space to offer solutions that can improve the safety of the miners and enhance the environment they work in.
In this context, Barminco, an international leader in hard rock mining, comes into the picture, setting industry benchmarks in safety, service, and knowledge. This Perenti Group Company is known for its leading high-speed development and mining production. With an extensive professional workforce and equipment fleet, Barminco can mobilize swiftly and render day-in and day-out for the customers.
Barminco presents a wide array of offerings to help achieve incredible efficiency and safety in mining activities. Their high-speed development services offer unparallel safety, speed, and efficiency.
With an extensive professional workforce and equipment fleet, Barminco can mobilize swiftly and render day-in and day-out for the customers
To achieve this, the team utilizes state-of-the-art electric/hydraulic jumbo drilling machines equipped to the highest standards and best operators to speed up decline development. This allows early access to the underground reserves for the clients. Barminco completes every corresponding ground support in-house to support the development processes, leveraging multiple rock bolts, mesh, cables, fibre create, and other ground support techniques. Barminco can also develop large-scale underground excavations that include pump stations, workshops, explosive magazines, truck tips, crusher chambers, and ore passes for horizontal development for capital and operating situations.
Barminco’s production mining services are also an asset for the clients, helping them maximize the value from underground hard rock mines. These services include production drilling, blasting, charging, loading, and hauling to the surface. Their production drill rigs are electric-hydraulic or diesel-hydraulic and have varied hole sizes that can cater to a wide range of applications. Further, they use advanced high-tech explosives like emulsion and electronic detonators to assure optimum fragmentation, minimize ore loss and dilution. Besides, their engineers are available for drill and blast design and optimization. To comply with the strict safety protocols, Barminco uses tele-remote control loaders for the extraction processes to minimize people’s exposure to hazards. To achieve this, the company partners with suppliers of automated loader applications and develop practical and cost-effective solutions to meet unique needs at different sites.
What’s more? Barminco brings to the bear a comprehensive suite of diamond drilling services. The company uses the most productive, technologically advanced equipment to offer incredible outcomes and safe, flexible, and highly efficient performance.
Barminco prioritizes building and maintaining solid relationships with clients and creating enduring value and certainty for the mine owners. They adopt a transparent approach working collaboratively with the clients to understand, solve their problems and meet their unique individual needs.
Over the years, Barminco has established itself as a full-service underground mining partner. What makes them capable of offering the best to their clients is the commitment to strive for the best and escalate the standards of safety, performance, and transparency each day. Barminco’s adaptability towards change, embracing newer technologies, and more ingenious methodologies are the key to creating the mining space of the future safer, more productive, and reliable than before.