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Normet Technology program in Green Mining

Name: Normet Technology program in Green Mining

Acronym: NorGreen

Duration: 1.1.2012 – 31.12.2016

Total costs (€)/Tekes support: 3.758.700 / 1.315.000

Contact person: Jouko Tenhunen Normet Oy, jouko.tenhunen(at)


Research organization partners: VTT

Company partners: Exertus, Mevea, Etteplan, Kilosoft

Need and motivation of the project:
Technology program aims to improve final process quality, increase safety, develop future eco efficient mine and tunnel service concepts by adding equipment efficiency and productivity by increasing and developing automation and by using innovative design tools and utilizing virtual environments.

Main set targets:

  • Increase operator friendly ergonomics
  • Underground process automation increase
  • New energy source utilization in underground mobile machines
  • Intelligent control and reporting systems in mobile machines control and monitoring
  • Product life cycle management and service integration as part of machine follow up


Key results and impact

  • Numerous ergonomic renewals in drive and process operation
  • Automation and simulation tools developed to improve complex process control quality and handling
  • Readiness to replace conventional diesel operated machines by modern eco efficient power source.
  • Machine monitoring, diagnostics, reporting and visualization


Commercialization status (demos, pilotings, investments, products, services):

  • Numerous product ergonomic renewals launched and in production
  • Simulation tools invested to every day use
  • Robotic automation pilots in testing
  • Electric drive piloting
  • New life time service concept pilots in use


Number of patents and patent applications:

  • 3 applications