New initiatives in Swedish Mining Research

CIM Vancouver 2006
Abstract The Swedish mining companies LKAB and Boliden, the equipment supplier Atlas Copco, the contractor NCC and the specialist company Reflex recently joined forces to advance the field of rock technology for mining and underground construction. The creation of the company Rock Tech Centre is part of the strategy developed by the Swedish mining industry to strengten co-operation with industry, universities and the society. The paper reviews the current R&D-strategies developed for the industry in general, what focus areas are selected and some details on the current RTC-project portfolio, especially on faster and safer tunneling. www.rocktechcentre.se
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