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Thabazimbi Mine - Iron Ore

Case Studies

TitleCategoryDescription
A Resettlement Project - Enabling mining access by resettling a mining communityProject Management & Mining EngineeringIn order to ensure the continued operations of its mining activities, a relocation project was undertaken to ensure the mine’s continued business justification.
Asset Management Strategy for SENTECHAsset Management An asset management strategy provides a roadmap on how to progress from the current state to a planned future state and how current and future assets will be managed in terms of their total life cycle to enable the planned future state.
Bankable Feasibility Study Financial ModellingFinancial Modelling Modelling detail revenue, operational cost, capital expenditure, market indices, and regulatory factors for a Life-of-Mine to evaluate alternative options
Collaboration InvestigationFinancial ModellingTwo neighbouring mines decided to investigate the potential of unlocked synergies as if operating as one mine.
Environmental Management DatabaseData ManagementConsolidating many years of exploration hole rehabilitation data and developing a database that contains real-time accurate data and can be accessed by all stakeholders.
Knowledge Management and Mining Consulting – A research summary of good practicesKnowledge ManagementThe text examines the recommendations from a research study undertaken in mining consulting and the initial steps implemented to move towards a more mature knowledge management organisation.
Kumba Iron Ore Operational Readiness (OR) SupportIndustrial Engineering and Project ManagementTo support growth as well as stay-in-business projects to define all stakeholder requirements, ensuring fit-for-purpose designs and end-to-end integrated solutions with a defined and implemented OR project execution plan.
Medium Term Planning for Tshipi e Ntle Manganese MiningMining EngineeringVBKOM has been involved with Tshipi Borwa mine (brownfield Manganese open pit mining operation in the Northern Cape) since 2013, assisting with various studies. VBKOM was contracted to update the 2020 Medium Term Plan (MTP).
Production Yard Simulation for KMRSimulation & Decision SupportDevelopment of a dynamic simulation model that simulates the flow of material from ROM crushing to train loadout.
ROM Stockpile Management Optimisation  Stockpile Management OptimisationStockpile Management Optimisation - Increased throughput through better  efficiency, improved feed grade blending and activity coordination
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