With 40 years’ experience of developing innovative mining technology, MMD (Mining Machinery Developments) recently donated a revolutionary anti-personnel landmine clearance rig to The HALO Trust.
Five years in development, the mobile Demining Sizer rig works by receiving excavated soil containing anti-personnel landmines: two Sizers process material, ensuring that all mines contained in the soil are crushed or detonated. MMD's patented Sizer technology is perfectly suited to handle the wide range of soil conditions that can be encountered, from wet and sticky to hard and abrasive. The rig’s remote control operation and observation will also remove human contact in the highly sensitive minefields.
The project is a great example of how investment in innovation and R&D in the mining and quarrying sector can be adapted to provide humanitarian solutions for communities recovering from conflict.