|A Resettlement Project - Enabling mining access by resettling a mining community
|Project Management & Mining Engineering
| In 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 SENTECH
|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 Modelling
|Modelling detail revenue, operational cost, capital expenditure, market indices, and regulatory factors for a Life-of-Mine to evaluate alternative options.
|Two neighbouring mines decided to investigate the potential of unlocked synergies as if operating as one mine.
|Environmental Management Database
|Consolidating 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 practices
|The 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) Support
|Industrial Engineering and Project Management
|To 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 Mining
|VBKOM 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 KMR
|Simulation & Decision Support
|Development of a dynamic simulation model that simulates the flow of material from ROM crushing to train loadout.
|ROM Stockpile Management Optimisation
|Stockpile Management Optimisation
|Stockpile Management Optimisation - Increased throughput through better efficiency, improved feed grade blending and activity coordination.
|Life of Mine Haul Route Network Optimisation
|VBKOM conducted a technical study at an open pit coal operation of its truck- and shovel fleet. We determined the optimal fleet size and identified any potential improvement areas and trade-offs, such as shovel loading technologies, autonomous hauling, in-pit crushing (IPC), and the impact of congestion in the pit.
|IPCC System review
|Industrial Engineering (PFS)
|Open pit material transport systems significantly affect the operating costs of an operation. IPCC offers and alternative material transport system that drives greater efficiency and cost saving. VBKOM used its expertise in integrated trade-off studies to deliver a successful Pre-Feasibility Study to its client, which the Board subsequently approved for entry into a BFS phase.
|Competent Person's Report: Copper Mine
|Competent Person's Report
|VBKOM was mandated to generate a JORC (2012) Code-Compliant Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves Competent Person’s Report (CPR) for an open-pit Copper Mining Concession, located in the DRC.
|Pit-to-Port Quality Audit
|VBKOM was contracted by a bauxite mine in the Republic of Guinea. Our client required a quality audit to investigate the reasons for a failure in achieving the desired quality between the pit and the port.
|Competent Person's Report: Bauxite
|Competent Person's Report
|VBKOM was appointed to generate a JORC (2012) Code-Compliant Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves Competent Person’s Report (CPR) for a bauxite concession located in the Republic of Guinea
|Review of PMBOK Knowledge Areas addressed within a project
|VBKOM was part of a team that implemented a Berm Monitoring System for active waste dumps on an open pit Iron Ore mine and conducted a case study to determine how effectively the PMBOK knowledge areas were covered during the implementation of the project.
|Graphite Operational Readiness Plan
|VBKOM was appointed by Black Rock Mining Limited to provide an Operational Readiness (ORP) Execution Plan for the Mahenge Graphite Project located in Tanzania.