Omnia Group company BME is now providing technical blasting services online, giving the industry access to experienced specialists through virtual consultations and solutions.
The service is an important part of BME’s recently upgraded website, according to company Global Manager for Blasting Science D. Scott Scovira.
“Our online technical blasting service is provided not only by BME’s in-house technical staff, but it is also in association with other recognized third-party specialists in blasting, mining and construction,” said Scovira. “The initial online consultation to discuss and scope out a blasting project is at no charge, and the service is not limited to existing BME clients only.”
The range of services offered include blast fragmentation distribution prediction for surface greenfield sites, fragmentation distribution optimization for supporting mine-to-mill initiatives at established surface and underground sites, and rock characterization and specifications for blasting in hot or reactive ground. The team are also able to provide solutions related to highwall blast design and management, as well as novel and disruptive blast design and mining methods.
The new website, which has enhanced security and personal protection compliance, and is optimized for audiences across the globe, gives customers and stakeholders seamless access to a variety of valuable information, and integrates critical portals focusing on BME’s AXXIS digital initiation system brand and its BLAST ALLIANCE portfolio of software solutions.
BME’s footprint covers 17 African counties including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, DRC, Sierra Leone, Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Senegal and Eritrea. The company also has legal entities in Australia, Canada, Indonesia and the United States.