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Life of Mine Extension Feasibility Study of Mponeng Mine

AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine is located in South Africa’s Gauteng province. After the successful completion of the Pre-Feasibility study for mining below the 120 Level, the feasibility phase commenced establishing if the current hoisting capacity will be sufficient for personnel, material, slinging, and rock logistics during daily operations as well as for project-related logistics.

2019-11-15T11:15:44+02:00 Case Studies, Mining|

Determining The Infrastructure for a Pit-to-Port Operation in Mozambique

This project was part of a pre-feasibility study of a line from loading site in Mozambique to a port. The model includes logistics from the mine to the loading site, rail loading via reclaimer, rail model to port, detailed port stacking and reclaiming, vessel loading and vessel movement through to a specific bay. The main [...]

2019-11-15T11:21:34+02:00 Case Studies, Ports & Terminals|

Making Accurate Future Decisions for a Stockpile and Train Loading Facility

This model focused on a large stockpile operations and train loading facility. It included the train arrivals, loading, slots, capacity evaluation and schedule optimisation.  Our Client's Challenge The projects department at our client needed to investigate a train loading facility which utilised a combination of front-end loaders and haul trucks as an alternative to their [...]

2019-11-15T11:22:19+02:00 Case Studies, Rail|

Helping Storage Reach Maximum Capacity for a Canadian Rail Company

This project was a complete mine-to-port logistical study which integrated mining, transportation and shipping systems to provide a holistic view of the intermodal systems.  Our Client's Challenge The main objectives for the study were to analyse if the planned mining operations, conveyance, shaft hoisting, production and planned infrastructure could achieve and maintain the logistical requirements [...]

2019-11-15T11:23:41+02:00 Case Studies, Rail|

Determining the Optimal Rail Demand in a Surface Rail Operation

In this project, a simulation model was completed for large stockpile operations and train loading facility within South Africa. The model included train arrivals, loading, slots, capacity evaluation and schedule optimisation. Our Client's Challenge Being one of the largest mining companies in the world, with operations mining base metals and various other commodities, our client [...]

2019-11-15T11:24:14+02:00 Case Studies, Rail|

Simulating Underground and Surface Material Handling Operations

This project was a simulation-based study that investigated the potential of a major mining company's current and proposed operational structure. The study was to determine if the mine could handle the scheduled production from the underground mining operations through to the loadout station located on the surface. Our Client's Challenge Our client wanted to determine how to [...]

2019-11-15T11:26:23+02:00 Case Studies, Mining|