On the 16th of July, ANEFA’s team – DIGIECOQUARRY’s coordinator – visited Valdilecha’s quarry in Madrid, property of Hanson HeidelbergCement group. This quarry participates on the project as one of the five pilot sites, where advanced rock mass characterisation and innovative drilling & blasting technologies will be tested.

After a long and fruitful meeting, in which the priorities of the site were manifested and the objectives to be achieved were consolidated, a guided tour of the facilities took place.

The first stop was the treatment plant, which was fully explained. Then, the warehouse workers described the automated procedure to be followed for the maintenance of the machinery, both preventive and corrective, which they monitor from their smartphones.

Finally, a visit was made to the pit and the company’s manager listed the remediation measures that are being carried out there.