It’s 2020: ICAA in conjunction with The Warren Centre approached MD to provide an illustration for their ‘Zero Emissions Copper Mine of the Future’ Report.
WHAT IS THE ZERO EMMISSIONS COPPER MINE OF THE FUTURE?
This report looks at the challenge for copper mines to become zero emission. This will be immense in face of falling ore quality, the difficulty of finding new, accessible deposits and growing community pressures on ‘licence to operate’.
It identifies short term, medium term and longer term technological breakthroughs and processes to move the industry to achieve this goal.
WHAT WE DID?
MD workshopped the overall design ideas with key stakeholders to create a rough schematic of a typical mining operation in 2050.
The final illustration utilises the schematic as a base for the illustration, with actual mining machinery and technology elements – wrapped up in a style that showcases all aspects of the mine and its impact upon the local environment.