Growth of MiningWorld Russia: 45% More Exhibition Area

On 23–25 April 2019, Moscow’s Crocus Expo will host the 23rd International Exhibition of Machines and Equipment for Mining, Processing and Transportation of Minerals - MiningWorld Russia

MiningWorld Russia is the largest international exhibition in Russia and the CIS featuring state-of-the-art machines, equipment and technologies for mines, processing complexes and mining safety every year.

The list of exhibitors includes over 400 companies from 29 countries. The total exposition area exceeds 15 000 sq m, 45% more than last year. The area of the Heavy Machinery Sector has become much larger.
This year shows a major increase in the number of international companies taking part in the exhibition – over 70 foreign exhibitors made their debut in MiningWorld Russia, including: CMS Cepcor, Continental Industrie, Finsad Group, Motion Metrics International Corp, Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions, TenCate Geosynthetics Austria, Bauer Maschinen, Carl Hamm, SMT Scharf RDH, State Government of Victoria, Rolmot Konveyor, etc. 

Germany, Norway, Australia, Finland, China, India, France and Turkey had their national stands at the exhibition.

China’s national display has grown virtually 2.5-fold compared to last year attesting to Chinese companies’ strong interest in the Russian market.

For the first time at MiningWorld Russia, the Shanxi province presented the new companies that have a strong interest in cooperating with Russian coal producers. China’s national display features major manufacturers: He Nan LGMRT Mining Equipment, Jingjin Environmental Protection, Weihai Tongge Technology, Yantai Xinhai Mining Technology & Equipment, Nantong Shenhu New Materials Technology, China ENFI Engineering, Qingdao Fambition Heavy Machinery, Dandong Dongfang Measurement& Control Technology, Shanxi Coal Mine Machinery Manufacture Incorporated Company, Changzhi Comwell Conveyor Belt, etc. They offered Russian clients drilling equipment, crushing equipment, ball mills, flotation plants, anchoring systems, reinforcing systems, pumps, mining dump trucks, conveyors, minerals detectors and analysers, software, etc.

The ranks of Russia’s leading manufacturers and distributors have been joined by a multitude of new exhibitors: Chetra, Drilling Technologies Factory, Rubex Group, Orica CIS, Polyplastic, Mosintrast MMK, ADL, Politechnika, Alpha-Safety, BMH Rus, Hörmann Russia, KrialEnergoStroi, LLK-International, Mitsubishi Electric, Shell, Weir Minerals, etc.

Particularly noteworthy is the Heavy Machinery Space display that has doubled as versus last year. Here, some leading Russian and foreign companies showcase large-size equipment and machinery such as heavy freight vehicle from Scania Rus, innovative drill rigs from Epiroc Rus, mine carts from Kanex Technology, Tatra trucks from SDT-Impex, loaders and drill rigs from Balum, quarry machinery from Techstroycontract, Russian power complexes from KrialEnergoStroi, slurry pumps from Hydromashservice, industrial automation systems from Mitsubishi Electric, underground loaders and dumpers from Alpin Makine, self-propelled underground vehicles from Indeq and many more.
At its stand, Fotometr showed how innovative drones can be used in mine surveying. A modular system of mine control and monitoring was showcased by Davis Derby. Haver Niagara GmbH will present integrated solutions for primary and secondary crushing – HAVER NIAGARA Т-Class vibrating screening machines.

Motion Metrics unveiled brand-new BeltMetrics™ – a 3D imager intended to measure crushed rock size distribution on conveyor belts in mines and quarries.

Business Agenda

This year, the business agenda of MiningWorld Russia comprised subject conferences, presentations, workshops and sessions featuring over 60 speakers from Russia and abroad.
On 23 April, the highlight of the business agenda was held – Plenary Session: Sustainable Development of the Mining Industry and Future Growth Opportunities. The participants discussed essential opportunities and areas of growth for the Russian mining industry, development strategies and implementation of digital economy concept and government support of minerals production and development.

On the same day, two conferences were held for engineers. One of them, Modern Materials Processing and Concentration Technologies, was held for the first time and featured some leading manufacturers of equipment and solutions such as Outotec, CADFEM CIS, Flsmidth, Koppern, Thrane Teknikk, who shared the best practices of project implementation at mining and processing complexes.
24 April had an even busier agenda: Day of IT Technologies and Automation in Mining. The special guest of the event – Andrey Gorshkov, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Eastmining Company, spoke on the fundamentals of shaping a strategy for a modern digital enterprise.
At the Gold and Technologies conference, industry experts in science, business and politics discussed the development prospects of gold mining and the key areas for improvement of subsurface resources legislation and presented advanced technologies for refractory ore processing. Here are some key speakers: Denis L. Nikishin, Deputy Director for Legal Issues and Subsurface Resources Use Licensing, RosgeolExpertiza FSUE, Alexander I. Zabolotsky, Deputy CEO for Engineering & Design and Research & Development at Highland Gold, and others.

On 25 April, the last day of the exhibition. a first in time panel session dedicated to the topical issues of the mining industry: rehabilitation of mines, quarries and rock spoil heaps, management of waste and tailings of processing plants, use of best practices in mining. The participants were introduced to the case studies demonstrating the benefits and advantages of switching over to BAT and to the cases of specific projects at operating enterprises with cost/performance assessment.

The exhibition hosted a special event: Career Day in Mining. Representatives from leading universities and business community discussed building a mutually beneficial partnership and development of higher education to cater for business needs. Budding specialists, graduates and senior students could take part in the Successful Start workshop moderated by Irina Svyatitskaya, Youth leader, Headhunter, and receive advice on the ways to improve their CVs and prepare for a job interview. In conclusion, potential employers told about special programmes and job opportunities in the industry.