International Mining Fair

One of the first developments in INDIRES to be finalised, went on display to the public this week. Project partner GIG was one of 350 organisations from 12 countries to exhibit at the International Mining Fair in Katowice, Poland. Prominent on GIG’s exhibition stand was a prototype of their novel prop, made of composite materials for reduced weight, which is intended to support the roof of temporary tunnels that are excavated to provide access to trapped miners, following a serious incident in a mine that had cut off the normal routes to the area.