In 2019 a Pre-Startup HAZOP Study was conducted in the Rajasthan Province of India for Vedanta Hindustan Zinc Limited. This comprised of the following two new mining shafts:
The Rampura Agucha Mine has been producing since the early nineties and is the second largest zinc mine in the world with a production of 3.9 million MT in 2018. The ongoing underground mine project is being developed with a vision of producing 5.0 million MT per annum ore production. The ongoing underground mine project includes a main production shaft of 955m depth, 7.5m diameter and hauling capacity of 3.75 million MT per annum; two ventilation shafts, two declines from surface and paste fill plants.
The Sindesar Khurd Mine is India’s largest underground mine with production of 4.5 million MT in 2018. With an average reserve grade of 7%, the mine differentiates itself with its silver-rich zinc-lead deposit and is highly mechanised with low cost of operations.
In the second half of 2019 ARINT supplied an Underground Project Manager at the Rampura Agucha Mine for development of the haulages and establishing the underground equipment.