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9 April 2019

Stoilensky improves safety in its open-pit mine

The open-pit mine of Stoilensky, the second largest producer of iron ore concentrate in Russia, has launched a pilot project to implement a personnel positioning system. The system will improve the safety of open pit mining, as it will enable timely response to emergency situations through monitoring and analyzing the personnel's actions and equipment operation.

The system locates workers in the mine in real time, automatically sets targets for the shift and monitors the employees’ progress against these targets. It also warns the operator if employees find themselves in a hazardous area or close by, or if process parameters or operating environment are not observed.

Sergey Napolskikh, Stoilensky’s General Director, said:

“Stoilensky has become one of the pioneers in the implementation of the positioning system in open pit mining. At present, the system has been launched at two sites of the Mine Administration, and in the future it will cover all structural units that work in Stoilensky's open pit”.