As usual, the second day of our Consortium Meeting was intense and productive because it combined presentations, team meetings, lots of questions, and a crucial visit to one of our pilot sites: Cimpor’s Alenquer quarry near Lisbon.
The very nature of DigiEcoQuarry is rooted in that same combination of technology and innovation and the necessary application of all the gathered and processed data to the daily needs of a quarry. The interconnection between machinery, human beings, minerals… That is the crossroads where DigiEcoQuarry aims to revolutionize the mining environment. This site is the reference pilot for KTA3.1 (Devices for Automation of Storage Facilities) and KTA3.2 (Monitoring Sensors and Tools for Mobile Machinery in External Transport) and Social Acceptance.
In the morning, it was time for presentations by several teams including Zabala, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and Chalmers University.
Cimpor, and its subsidiary specialize in aggregates, Agrepor, is a Portuguese aggregates producer with 10 active quarries and is owned by a major Portuguese cement producer. Furthermore, Cimpor is a member of ANIET (National Association of Extractive and Manufacturing Industry).
Agrepor has a wide variety of quarries (granite, limestone, dolomite, and gypsum) and supplies a wide variety of public and private customers that operate for instance in public works, RMC, fertilizers, lime production, cement, ballast, mortar, etc.