After a tremendously difficult 2020 year, from many points of views, HeadMining has made a very fast recovery during the 1st quarter of 2021. In this short time the company has signed agreements for three new assignments. We see this as a sign that the whole mining business is recovering.
The first assignment was from Boliden Mineral requesting a second opinion for one of their new mining projects. HeadMining delivered the assignment in a timely fashion and was able to point out several opportunities to cut costs and improve the mine design.
Another assignment where HeadMining has been selected is to manage the Functional Area - Academy in the LKAB Sustainable Mining Underground Program. HeadMining’s CEO Johan Hedlin will act as a Project Director for the 3.5 year program. In doing so, HeadMining will coordinate about 13 R&D projects from 5 European universities together with 5 companies as partners. The Universities are: Imperial College London, Linköping University, Luleå University of Technology, Mälardalen University and Örebro University. The companies are: LKAB, ABB, Combitech, Epiroc and Sandvik.
The latest assignment is the establishment and running of a consortium with a 3 year program named MIGS IV, concerned with Ground Support Systems and Equipment. The program and funding is fully supported by its 6 partner companies. They are NV Bekaert from Belgium, Boliden Mineral and LKAB from Sweden, Minova Global - with headquarter in London and Newmont from Colorado USA. The overall purpose of the MIGS IV program is to: … mobilize interested stakeholders from the global mining & construction industry that can benefit from cooperation and coordination within the field of underground ground support systems and equipment and to deliver state-of-the-art practical and innovative solutions and recommendations to common issues that are expected to significantly improve mine safety and/or productivity.
The MIGS IV program is open for additional partners to join, preferably mining companies.