MineDigital – the 2nd competition of innovative solutions and technologies for digital transformation of mining and metallurgical enterprises was held in Moscow on 8 October at MINEX Russia Forum.

The jury of the competition was comprised from the experts from:

  • Highland Gold Mining
  • Nordgold
  • Micromine Rus
  • Norilsk Nickel
  • IBM Central and Eastern Europe
  • Institute of Geotechnology
  • Severstal Digital

Participation in the competition provides an opportunity to present technologies and concepts to experts from leading companies and attract the attention of potential customers and partners. The competition is open to the field-tested technologies which are ready for commercial implementation or concepts which require further tests or development. Projects are evaluated according to the following criteria: innovativeness, practicality, and relevance.

The jury of the competition worked at the forum site and remotely.

Information site of the competition: https://2020.minexrussia.com/en/minedigital-competition/

After the preliminary selection, the following projects passed to the finals.

Digital core

Case of Implementation of automated control system SMM and blastManager at Karelsky Okatysh (Severstal)
Karelsky Okatysh mine / RIT Automation (ООО «РусИнТех Сервис»)

Machine vision for shunting locos automation.

Practical experience in implementing unmanned technologies to improve the efficiency of opencast mine development

Predictive solutions for mining (predictive engine failures, fuel consumption optimisation).

“Technological breakthrough” – the program of Norilsk Nickel production digital transformation

Intelligent Automated Control System of the Concentration Plant

Integrated automation of the enterprises of the «Industrial and Metallurgical Holding» based on the solution “1C: ERP Mining Industry 2”
Sinergo Soft Sistems

Computer vision systems for monitoring gold production processes
Solution Factory

After online and in-person vote, the jury of the competition determined the winners.

1st place

1st place was awarded to Artur Shorikov, Senior Process Engineer of the Concentration Plant, Nornickel, who presented the project “Intelligent Automated Control System of the Concentration Plant”

2nd place

2nd place was taken by Konstantin Korotkin, Project Manager, Karelsky Okatysh JSC and Dmitry Kolesnichenko, Head of Sales and Marketing Department, RIT Automation (RusInTech Service), who presented “Case of Implementation of automated control system SMM and blastManager at Karelsky Okatysh (Severstal)”

3rd place

3rd place was taken by Denis Miganov, Consultant, Nornickel, who presented the «Digital Core technology»

Congratulations to the winners !!!