Increasing cost pressure requires optimized operation processes in coal mining. OPTI-MINE integrates and demonstrates newest ICT developments in underground coal mines, many originating from earlier RFCS projects, to increase efficiency of mining operations and safety by holistic process optimisation: Five European mines in five different countries, two ICT system integrators and two universities demonstrate and assess the reliability and the impact on cost effectiveness, safety and environment within industrial scale demonstrations of different focus. The scientifically proven results and a strong dissemination programme will boost the use of these integrated ICT systems in European mines and strengthen European mining technology on global markets.
Project start date: 01 July 2011
Project end date: 30 June 2014