Mining project decisions

Continuity between lifecycle project models and post-decision commercial control.

Case studies for mining companies

APPLICATION

CLIENT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, DATA INPUTS AND RESULTS, DELIVERABLES, IMPLEMENTATION

This model was originally developed for one of the majors in Africa that employed owner operator mining methods during a mining cost trade-off investigation between trucking of ore versus crushing, screening and conveying from multiple pits to the processing plant.

CLIENT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

 

●  Mining cost trade-off for trucking vs crushing, screening and conveying.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

●  Crushing, screening and conveying construction and management by sub-contractor.

●  Sub-contractors cost used for trade-off study.

 

DATA INPUTS AND RESULTS

 

●  Geological models, mine engineering and designs, production schedules, equipment employed.

●  Historical productions and KPI’s.

●  OEM LCC’s and MARC.

●  Sub-contractors cost – crushing, screening and conveying.

●  Results applied to assist with decisions on crushing, screening and conveying versus loading and hauling of ore.

 

DELIVERABLES

 

●  Unit rate price makeup / breakdown.

●  Cost breakdown split into capital (owning) and operating cost.

●  Unit rates resource makeup, resource analysis and utilisation.

●  Production (quantity forecasts) comparisons

●  Budget forecasts comparisons.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

 

●  Trade-off study only

●  Implementation - by Client