Mining companies worldwide are increasingly focused on enhancing their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. As part of this commitment, they are exploring new technologies and strategies that offer improved safety and environmental advantages. One such development in the mining sector is the use of dual salt emulsions in blasting operations.
With great excitement for the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba in 2024, the theme of ‘positive disruption’ is significant, especially in the context of mine blasting and explosives. BME is at the forefront of developing new blasting technologies that will shape Africa’s future by focusing on safety, sustainability, and productivity.
Omnia Group mining division company BME has been sharing its leading technical expertise at the 12th World Conference on Explosives and Blasting recently held in Dublin, Ireland.
BME, a leading provider of explosives and blasting solutions, is transforming the mining industry through its smart technology innovations. The company’s mobile manufacturing units (MMUs) are now equipped with advanced automation features, powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. This integration of smart technology enables real-time data monitoring and analysis, optimizing the loading of bulk emulsion into blastholes.
We are excited to share our latest article, published on First Mining DRC-Zambia. The article dives into how BME is driving innovation for safety and sustainability in the mining industry.
In a recent feature in Mining Review Africa, the impressive growth and achievements of Omnia Group company BME were highlighted. Originally launched in South Africa almost forty years ago, BME has expanded its footprint across the globe, establishing itself as a leading supplier of cutting-edge explosives technology and services.
Mining has shown itself to be an important enabler in the African economy and is a central contributor to job creation and community development, according to Tiaan Kotze, Chief Operating Officer at the Omnia Group. At the same time, sustainability has become an underlying principle, where environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are considered the new currency.
BME is a leader in blasting solutions for the mining sector and is building its commercial success on firm sustainability principles – which benefit both its social and natural environment.
Building on the flexibility and accuracy of electronic detonation, digital blasting tools can assist in enhancing mines’ efficiency and reducing carbon emissions’, says blasting and explosives solutions provider BME MD Ralf Hennecke.
In the journey towards decarbonisation, the South African mining sector is taking its first steps toward renewable self-generation. What will need to follow is a more systematic and integrated approach that addresses the whole mining supply chain.