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       VBKom consulting engineers Mining Engineering

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               VBKom consulting engineers Regulatory Compliance

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       VBKom consulting engineers Industrial Engineering

       VBKom consulting engineers Geology

       VBKom consulting engineers Risk Management

       VBKom consulting engineers Simulation and Decision Support

       VBKom Industrial Engineering Services South Africa Surveying

       VBKOM Surveying Seri South Africa Metallurgy

       VBKom consulting engineers Financial Modelling

       VBKom consulting engineers Project Support

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Mining Technical Audit Services South Africa Technical Audit Services

Mining Technical Audit Services South Africa

VBKOM specialises in complete technical audits, covering the full range of mining-related disciplines.

Our consulting engineers have successfully completed a number of mining equipment assessments and selection studies, which include trade-off studies between truck andshovel, in-pit crushing conveying and overhead trolley-assist mining methods.

We have the expertise and understanding to offer detailed mine cost modelling analyses and provide recommendations for optimal mining methodologies and associated major capital purchases.

Every aspect of your mining venture’s financial success hinges on proper economic modelling.

A multitude of factors which we consider for every undertaking include roject financing, capital and operating costs, sales revenues, financial issues and sensitivity analysis.

We conduct the following technical studies:

  • Short-term, medium-term and long-term (Life-of-Mine) planning
  • Production scheduling
  • Mine designs (link to following items)
    • Iterative open pit optimisation studies and strategic mine planning
    • Open pit to underground transition optimisation
    • Detailed pushback and final pit designs
    • Mine infrastructure layout designs
    • Stockpile and waste dump design
    • Production scheduling and ore blending
    • XPAC advanced material destination scheduling
    • Resource to ore reserve statement and classification
    • Contractor tendering documents and tender adjudication
    • Mining reconciliations
    • Full technical mining audits for project financing
    • Project risk assessment and analysis
    • Mine production and support fleet selection and scheduling
  • Equipment selection and optimisation (link to following items)
    • Primary and secondary fleet simulations
    • Haul route selections and design
    • Primary and secondary fleet production requirements
    • Equipment enquiries and specifications
    • Mine equipment maintenance schedules
    • Equipment replacement schedules
    • Drill and blast designs and trade-off studies
    • Manpower requirements
    • Mining method trade-off studies
    • Cash flow modelling, financial analyses and sensitivity studies
    • Mining contract enquiries
    • Owner mining capital and operating cost estimation
    • Owner-operator versus contract mining trade-off studies
    • Evaluation of business plans and financing proposals.
  • Cost modelling
  • Drill and blast design
  • Operational support (link to following items)
    • Contract mining, equipment maintenance and supply contract evaluations
    • Owner-mining implementation management during operation start-up
    • Delivering of mining plans for implementation
    • Preparing annual budget forecasts
    • The compilation of standard operating procedures
    • Contract mining scope and specifications
    • Periodic pit re-optimisation studies and Life-of-Mine schedules
    • Drill and blast designs and trade-off studies
    • Operational improvement studies and recommendations
    • Due diligence and technical audit on operating properties
    • Operational management reviews.
  • Corporate services (link to following items)
    • Application for prospecting and exploration rights and the renewal thereof
    • Application for a mining permit or rights and the renewal thereof
    • Application for a retention permit
    • Independent expert reports.

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Our People

Mining engineer South Africa

Lehlohonolo Lehasa

Mining Engineer

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Mining engineer South Africa

Theresa Malisa

Mining Engineer

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