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2020

22 September, 2020, Johannesburg – Built on innovation since its inception over 3 decades ago, global explosives leader BME – a member of the JSE-listed Omnia Group – paves the way for mines to leverage the latest technologies for ever-greater efficiencies and productivity.


24 August, 2020, Johannesburg – BME, a member of the Omnia Group has broken the South African record for the largest electronic detonator blast, initiating 3,780 detonators in a single blast at a manganese mine near Hotazel in the Northern Cape.


With some the world’s highest gold grades, the West African mining sector is generally producing well even under Covid-19 conditions – and are relying on explosives companies to maintain supply security and technical assistance through these challenging times.


Having sustained its supply chain through initial Covid-19 lockdowns, blasting and explosives specialist BME, a member of the Omnia Holdings Group, is looking ahead to continued growth in Australia and Asia.


With global mining operations continuing despite national Covid-19 lockdowns, service providers have had to think on their feet to keep delivery flowing. In the thought leadership piece below, BME managing director Joe Keenan speaks on how the pandemic has impacted on the global supply chain and how companies, like BME, have worked around this challenge.


BME has launched a new, free Blasting Guide application for Android mobile devices, enabling users to rapidly calculate and check blast designs.


The most advanced electronic blast initiation system in the world is undergoing final trials in South Africa, with a 100% success rate to date.


Through South Africa’s strict Covid-19 lockdown, essential service provider BME has supported coal mines’ blasting operations so that Eskom power stations can keep the country’s lights on.


As part of its continuous development of digital solutions, blasting leader BME has further enhanced its BLASTMAPTM blast planning tool with an added burden relief timing module.


There is considerable uncertainty that plagues the global economy going into 2020, but times are looking better for the mining sector this year and next.