Underwater mining robot tested at Tipp hydro project

Technology has potential to unlock minerals worth €100 billion

11th November, 2018

An underwater robot that could revolutionise the mining industry is being tested in the Silvermines hydroelectric power station in Tipperary.

The 26.5 tonne iVAMOS! mining robot has embarked on underwater testing and real-time analysis of water quality, mineral levels and water depth at the Siga Hydro electricity generation station near Nenagh.

The results of the test will feed into the first phase of the environmental impact study for the €650 million hydro project which will have...

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