“Chandmani", Operations and Service Centre for the Underground,which is the operational core of the Oyu Tolgoi mine, opened today.
"Chandmani" Centre has a high-tech control room enabling to monitor safe operations of underground teams and moving vehicles. The centre is 13,570 square metre two-floor building with shower rooms, dressing rooms, personal protective equipment warehouse, a dining room and conference rooms for underground mine employees.
The main part of the building is a mine control room equipped with "Evans" management system, which fully monitors underground airflow, heating system, power consumption and ensures their safe and non-stop operations.
“Chandmani” Centre is also equipped with the integrated underground mine access control system which is the most advanced technology in the world mining industry. The electronic tag board system panel uses a digital tracking system to obtain the real-time data of underground personnel rapidly, check valid underground trainings, monitor the log of personnel who accesses the underground, prevent potential risks of blasting hazards, and the system keeps track of the Refuge Chamber personnel in emergencies.
Moreover, “Chandmani” Centre is a Mongolia’s first mining facility that has a special elevator and wheelchair accessibility which allows people with disabilities to work in mining projects. Over 800 Mongolian employees from “Monnis International”, “Moncon Construction”, “All Engineering”, “IT Zone”, “Mec”, “Render Trade”, “Vertexmon”, “Tavan Ord”, “TC Engineering”, “Metro Express”, "DTU" and "Best Fashion Elevator" companies participated in building of the state-of-the-art mining facility.
Representatives from the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry, "Erdenes Mongol" LLC, "Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi" LLC, local government representatives have participated in the opening ceremony of “Chandmani” Centre along with our employees.