Mine planning services: Improving your mining project performance
In a keenly competitive business climate it is increasingly important to optimize your mining operations, not least in cost and efficiency terms.
Our mine planning services offer you key benefits
- Demonstration of the pros and cons of mining systems with specific reference to your project
- In-depth insights into the technical and economic parameters of continuous surface mining equipment
- Accurate estimates of prices and costs to improve your mine planning
- Tailor-made systems engineered at minimum cost
- Expert advice on optimized operation of mining equipment
Wide range of services at your disposal
Choose mine planning from thyssenkrupp and you profit from consulting services for multiple topics throughout the mine planning cycle. We can conduct scoping and feasibility studies on your behalf or support such studies if you carry them out. We utilize a wide variety of externally and in-house developed solutions for tasks ranging from soil and rock testing to mine design, equipment dimensioning, mine scheduling, and we can also provide you with cost estimates, financial modeling, and sensitivity or risk analyses.
Close cooperation to maximize your success
Our mine planners – highly skilled plant engineers and mining professionals – will work directly with your project team to maximize your project’s success. Though our particular strength is in continuous mining equipment operations, we have access to a large database of equipment designs and mining concepts through thyssenkrupp Mining Technologies’ extensive project experience. This enables us to estimate prices fast and evaluate the applicability of integrated mining system concepts to facilitate your mining equipment selection. In addition, we develop detailed mining equipment specifications that allow immediate tendering and supply of the equipment specified.
Our services – your added value
Every project is unique and requires a different level of detail that mainly depends on the work already done. For that reason, each study follows a general methodology, or parts of it, as a standalone to enable a trade-off through comparing discontinuous truck and shovel systems with various continuous mining systems.
Every study requires a kick-off meeting, either remotely or at the project site, 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 hardness and abrasiveness evaluation techniques developed in-house.