Evaluation of the potential benefits of the implementation of battery-powered electric LHD (load-haul-dump) machines in the conditions of a deep underground gold mine

This project will offer a comprehensive review of the latest battery electric-powered equipment addressed to UG mining industry. Consequently, the research will contribute to a better understanding of the technology. Westwood mine will assist the student with his research with the opportunity of acquiring experimental data on battery electric prototypes. The enquiry will serve to either justify or preclude the use of battery-electric vehicles as a possible way out to diesel powered vehicles usage in UG mining operations. Therefore, the partner will benefit from the results of the study to plan the expansion of the mine accordingly starting next year.

Faculty Supervisor:

Jacek Paraszczak


Ramy Kamaneh


IAMGOLD Corporation


Resources and environmental management


Environmental industry




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