According to Hexagon, the integration of the planning, scheduling and daily production capabilities of Mintec will enable it to close the loop and control data flow from design and mine planning
through extraction and back into life- of-mine planning, providing a comprehensive flow of data across all mining operations.
Whittle 4.5 is the latest update to the industry's leading strategic mine planning
application for open-pit mines.
Current Asia-Pacific users of the MINEX system include Coal India's Central Mine Planning
and Development Institute, Kaltim Prima Coal in Indonesia, and Japanese companies Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Sumitomo Coal Mining and Mitsui Mining Engineering.
Vulcan has led the field of geological modeling and mine planning
for almost 40 years.
Also, Nigel served as Mine Planning
and Project Engineer at IAM Gold's Rosebel Gold mine in Suriname, which in 2011 produced 385,000 ounces of gold.
Bill Wilkinson, Ventyx's product manager for MineScape, recently addressed the formidable problem of staying afloat in the rough waters of current mine-planning demands in a paper titled Top Five Challenges in Mine Planning
. According to Wilkinson: "Geologists and mining engineers must account for a staggering array of variables--geological samples and data from the mine, the production capacity of available equipment, machinery and manpower availability, customer demand and commodity prices, product cost assumptions and the health and safety of workers.
This also allows ventilation factors to be considered earlier in the mine planning
The increased production rate is the result of enhanced mine planning
, increased clean coal yield and the optimization of mine infrastructure design.
In the 40 or so years since the advent of the computer, various forms of optimisation techniques have been applied to mine planning
. The quality and acceptance of today s mine plans are such that managers and financiers now, almost routinely ask of any proposal submitted for approval, Have they been optimised?" But in a keynote speech at the Optimising with Whittle-1999' conference earlier this year, Ken Lane, a consultant, questions whether optimisation' and 'best' are synonymous in the context of mine planning
RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has announced a product designed to offer significant improvements in managing and communicating mine planning
data--the launch of its new enterprise application, Plan Manager.
Engineers and surveyors are also able to upload field computer-based surveys to mine planning
software and directly to mine equipment including shovels, drills and dozers providing the operator of the equipment with a real-time view of their work space.
These results and efforts from ongoing mine planning
will form the basis of our optimized Candelaria district mine plan, which we expect to release in the third quarter of this year."