Optimising to increase grades, tonnage, reducing risk and increase profitability; we focus on producing mine designs and planning that match fluctuations on commodity prices and capital costs with a strategic vision on mining operation.
Optimising your project — and your returns
Major capital projects face many challenges as they move from vision to successful reality. Our expertise can help you to meet these challenges and enjoy strong returns.
Common problems during the planning phase include weak economic modelling, siloed expertise, and subjective decision-making and poor-quality data, including metallurgical data.
It takes informed advice and support to overcome these kinds of problems and deliver a high-quality project — safely, on schedule, and within budget.
At Ausenco, we’ve forged an alliance with Whittle Consulting, experts in enterprise optimisation for the mining industry. Together, we offer clients a unique and effective approach that can deliver a step-change in economic performance for owner assets. Combining strategic business optimisation with fit-for-purpose design, we can uncover value-increasing opportunities across an entire mining enterprise, from pit to market.
Reaping the rewards
Project optimisation offers many benefits:
Our approach uses the Whittle Consulting 10 distinct modelling mechanisms, run simultaneously to produce a life-of-mine business plan that offers increases in net present value (NPV) of up to 35%. This is an integrated solution to mine design, development and implementation.
We can create further value by implementing this optimised business model in plant design and operation, and in mine infrastructure and logistics.
The right data for the best results
We use a best-practice approach that begins with detailed geometallurgical analysis. Prior to a feasibility study, we can deliver a plan for sampling and test-work that will result in the best possible results from a geometallurgical campaign.
At feasibility stage, we use advanced statistical techniques to determine how the ore, with its associated variability, will react to blasting, extraction and processing throughout the life of a mine. A detailed geometallurgical campaign with simultaneous optimisation can have a compounding economic impact on a project.
Our advanced geometallurgical analysis will:
Strategic mine planning
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