EVOBLAST Group and ANO NOIV signed a Сooperation Agreement
The 23rd annual Research and Applied Conference on Mining and Blasting, organized by the Autonomous Noncommercial Organization "National Organization of Blast Engineers in Support of Professional Development" (ANO "NOIV"), took place in September.
At this forum, EVOBLAST specialists spoke about the results of import substitution, geotechnical monitoring technologies and the prospects for the group development. The companies also signed an Agreement on cooperation in several areas.
The main objectives of the conference are the discussion of a wide range of issues in the field of mining and blasting operations, exchange of research and technical information, identification of prospective development and introduction of new equipment and technologies, considering the reduction of seismic, dust, gas and environmental impacts in the mining areas, as well as the development of joint research programmes and non-destructive testing techniques.
Similar to the previous years, the conference brought together representatives of Rostekhnadzor (Safety Committee), the largest mining companies, geophysical organizations and state mining safety supervising bodies of the Customs Union for the Eurasian Economic Union. The main market players working with the turnover of explosive materials, as well as well-known researchers of the Russian Academy of Sciences and higher educational institutions.
Evoblast Group: Results of import substitution and development trends
EVOBLAST Group, the successor of Orica in Russia, has been cooperating with ANO NOIV for about twenty years. At the conference, the company experts presented scientific and applied aspects of emulsion explosives development and introduction. The experts spoke about the methods designed by EVOBLAST Group for the emulsifiers testing, the results of the emulsion matrix quality study, the options to improve the quality of the emulsion explosives using ammonium nitrate and stable industrial emulsifiers. Two more topics presented by Evoblast were related to the velocity of detonation in close emulsion explosive hole charges, and geotechnical monitoring with radar technologies.
Additionally, within the framework of the conference, EVOBLAST Group and ANO NOIV signed a Cooperation Agreement. The main areas of cooperation include assistance in the promotion and implementation of innovative projects, joint developments, assistance in the development of verifications for amending the current regulatory and legal acts of the Russian Federation in the field of industrial safety. Both parties will also investigate opportunities to improve technologies, including electronic initiation systems, and cooperate in the development and use of new explosive materials. An important trend of the cooperation will be the support of professional education, retraining and advanced training of specialists in the field of blasting and other technical specialties.
Evoblast Group on cooperation with ANO NOIV
"For us, this research and industrial forum for many years has been one of the key platforms, where we can meet our customers, representatives of supervisory authorities and experts at the same time. At the event, we can quickly get answers to relevant questions, jointly make important decisions for further development of the industry. Cooperation, a scientific approach and safety are the main underlying principles of EVOBLAST’s activities. And these principles are shared by ANO NOIV. The agreement was a natural development of the multiple years of cooperation with the organization. I am sure that this cooperation will become even broader," said Anton Vasilyevich Kondrashov, Managing Director of EVOBLAST Group.