Students from the Universidad de la Costa visit the Pribbenow Mine

La Loma, May 17, 2017

Students from the Universidad de la Costa by ramp 7’s lookout point

Students from the Universidad de la Costa by ramp 7’s lookout point

Thirty-five students from the Universidad de la Costa’s engineering faculty visited the installations of the Pribbenow Mine, with the purpose of learning about our operations.  

The students began their visit with talks led by the different representatives of the Engineering, Environmental, and Community Relations areas, with the purpose of explaining to the students everything about Drummond Ltd.’s operational and social aspects. The questions that arose from the talks were mainly related to environmental management, backfilling processes, and the programs established by the company with the people and the communities belonging to the area of influence.

After the talks, the students had the opportunity to visit the lookout point by ramp 7, where they were able to observe the mining and truck operations in that area. They also had the chance to understand the important role played by the El Paujil Dam, in all of the tasks developed within the La Loma project.

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Finally, both students and professors showed their appreciation for the visit, and stated the relevance that this experience has in each of the assistant’s education. “The experience at Drummond’s installations has been very satisfactory. I’ve learned a lot about the plans they manage, I think it has been excellent, and it is what I expected from the instructors that gave us these talks,” expressed Sebastian Rangel, Environmental Engineering student at the Universidad de la Costa.

“I think that these visits are important for the students because they need to learn the reality of an open-pit coal mining system. They can also see the environmental impacts and management plans that the company has, apart from the recovery zones that are currently being developed,” said Luisa Fernanda Pinzon, a Professor at the Universidad de la Costa.