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.
Monday, 16 October 2023: Omnia Holdings (“Omnia”) announced today, a strategic partnership with Swedish-based Hypex Bio Explosives Technology (“Hypex”) and the acquisition of a minority equity stake in the company. Hypex is at the forefront of innovative and sustainable civil explosives solutions and has developed a ground-breaking emulsion using hydrogen peroxide (HP), offering substantially enhanced environmental benefits compared to conventional products.
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 their quest to improve productivity, safety and efficiency, local quarries are fast turning to electronic detonation systems, moving away from the traditional pyrotechnic methods. Leading mining explosive and blasting technology supplier, BME, reports increased uptake of electronic detonators in the South African quarrying sector, with an annual conversion rate of 12-14%.
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.
When it comes to using alternate electronic initiation systems outside of the traditional wired variant, BME is looking beyond just wireless solutions.
Mining solutions specialist BME has released a new version of its popular Xplolog system for capturing and analysing data on blast holes and decks.
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.