31 August 2017 Freiberg Demonstration tests

Before entering deep sea mining operations many kilometers down on the seafloor, one needs to be sure about every detail. In Halsbrücke, near Freiberg, German and Dutch researchers are investigating the vertical hydraulic transport of sediments over a distance of more than 130 meters. The test program is one of the Blue Mining demonstration activities, with which the consortium aims at de-risking deep sea mining operations and looks for validation of the mathematical transport models used for design and engineering. Thursday August 31st the Blue Mining consortium was invited over to Halsbrücke to witness one of the experiments. Read more