Thyssen Mining and Sovereign International have joined forces in order to increase the potential of their areas of expertise. Thyssen Mining is a leading innovator in introducing new technology and methods to the mining industry. Sovereign International is a world leader in water sealing technology. The Sovereign-Thyssen Joint Venture allows each company to use the proprietary products and methods of the other in order to develop new methods for solving difficult problems in the mining industry.

This cooperation allows the Joint Venture, through access to the engineering talent and database of both companies, to improve and modify existing methods by using Sovereign’s proprietary materials to eliminate or reduce water inflow considerations in current designs. This in turn, creates the ability to increase the application of existing methods and to reduce their cost. An example would be the use of Sovereign’s NOH2O Emulsion Grout in lieu of ground freezing in sinking new shafts through water bearing formations.

Thyssen Mining and Sovereign International have joined forces in order to increase the potential of their areas of expertise.

Because of the ability to share information with Thyssen and participate in the design process, both for new mining projects and the maintenance of existing ones, Sovereign is able to transition from primarily being  a company which reacts on an emergency basis to water inflows that develop in existing operating mine environments. Sovereign is now able to use its products and expertise, developed over the last forty years, in a proactive manner by participating with Thyssen in this Joint Venture format, in both the design and implementation of new construction projects.

Because they now have access to Sovereign’s unique and patented proprietary products, Thyssen, through the Sovereign-Thyssen Joint Venture, will be able to offer the international mining community new solutions which will be more efficient, have an increased scope of application, and potentially be significantly less expensive. It is with this goal in mind, that the Sovereign-Thyssen Joint Venture was created.