May 15-19th, 2017, Antofagasta - Chile
Cycle of technical talks:


With a long-standing industrial tradition and more than 200 companies exporting equipment and services, the Nordic nation has positioned itself globally by developing sustainable technological solutions for the mining industry. Exponor 2017 has brought together high-profile companies from both countries, establishing an important dialogue and mutually beneficial relationships. Sharing experiences, knowledge and technologies is the objective of the Finnish delegation, which has brought to Exponor 2017 a group of experts in mining, led by the ambassador Markus Leinonen. During the first day of the show, the Scandinavian country offered participants in the exhibition a cycle of technical talks, which addressed relevant aspects in mining such as the use of water in mining, drilling and exploration, monitoring of industrial processes, engineering, etc. Along these lines, the Finnish ambassador pointed out that the solutions offered by his country are world-class, the results of the nation’s long mining tradition, which has involved overcoming operational conditions similar to those faced by Chile today, such as mine tailings management and low ore grades. “We had to face the problem of the low grade of the copper deposits, and as a consequence, we began to develop technologies to take advantage of what we had. It was necessary to work more efficiently, and today, we are able to export that knowledge”, Leinonen commented. At the activity, 8 companies at different stages of growth participated, showcasing their solutions to operational problems in mining. Such is the case of the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), who, through the geologist Teemu Karlsson, shared their experience in water analysis. “We know that this is a current problem in Chilean mining, and this is why we wanted to share our presentation on the analysis and use of water in mining. We have studied new absorbents that can be used to remove minerals from water in order to reuse this resource”. It is worth noting that over the last few years, Finland has consolidated three large regional clusters: the metals and engineering specialties cluster, the clean energy cluster and the maritime cluster. The latter manufactures large freight and cruise ships, including the two largest cruise ships in the world: the “Oasis of the Seas” and the “Allure of the Seas”, each 362 meters in length. Published: 16.05.2017

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