Sandvik Mining recently entered into an agreement with BHP Billiton for the conceptual design and testing of an extendable belt system (EBS) for use at BHP Billiton’s Jansen project in Canada. The project, located near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will employ Sandvik Borer Miners for production with the EBS used for haulage to the panel belts. The EBS designed and developed under this agreement will incorporate the latest technology available for enhancement of automation, production, life cycle costs and safety. Sandvik conveyor products and systems are used around the world for both surface and underground mining applications where high production rates and low life cycle costs are required.