Mine planning services: improve your mining project performance
Mine optimisation begins in the planning stages
Our mine planning services give you the benefit of our extensive experience and unrivalled breadth of expertise. Acting as consultants, we support your decision-making and exploration as you develop new sites or optimise existing ones.
Close cooperation to maximise your success
Adding value to your mining operation
Every study begins with a kick-off meeting in order to base the project on sound foundations. The aim of the meeting is to collect and verify basic data, and confirm the scope of work and KPIs to be generated. If data is unavailable, equipment-specific material tests will be performed using our hardness and abrasiveness evaluation techniques.
System concept development
The concept development phase investigates the general possibilities to operate a continuous mining system using conveyors as the main means of transport, e.g. in-pit mine conveyors, cross-pit conveying systems, mobile bridges/ grasshopper conveyors, high-angle conveyors, and ex-pit overland conveyors. Various options are explored.
As continuous mining systems are less flexible, the mine design must be tailored to the requirements of the system. We have established close working relationships with our customers and developed innovative methodologies for planning continuous mining systems.
Equipment selection and dimensioning
Our integrated toolkit for equipment selection and dimensioning enables us to deliver the best possible system for optimal efficiency. We tailor the design of available equipment to specific mining conditions and customer needs.
Receive immediate feedback on the impact of operational changes to determine exactly what has been affected by each change.
We evaluate relevant KPIs, develop CAPEX and OPEX estimates, and carry out sensitivity analyses to determine the impact of individual variables on the accuracy of these estimates.