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A warm congrats to these exceptional group of guys and girls from one of the coldest countries. These guys were quite interested in learning the economic side of things when it comes to mining decisions, as well as the power of HAULSIM in making these decisions. Well done Dmitrii, Rustam, Yurii, Sergey, Alexander, Alexander, Anna, Sergey, Dmitrii, Ilya, Mihayl and Natalia, and a special thanks to our very competent translator Aleksander. Good luck to every one in your future careers and really looking forward to our next engagement!


Are you 100% confident that your Excel calculations are correct in determining fleet numbers? Are your roads accurately set-up in terms of stop signs, single carriage areas, steep gradients, single-bay dumps? What happens when you have congestion in your pit, how does Excel cater for that? With the HAULSIM simulations you can set up your site accurately to generate realistic results in terms of fleet numbers. The simulations allow you to run a host of possible scenarios, to ensure you understand the flex of your loading & hauling system, and better prepare for possible surprises. Doing a little homework now might just save you years of agony when things don’t pan as out as hoped, and more im


Flying to this incredible city tonight to present RPMGlobal's Professional Development course to a client next week. The course is split into 2 parts, Mining Economics, and Truck&Loader principles. HAULSIM is used as part of the T&L course to illustrate and prove the theory. Looking forward to meet the new faces!


Know the feeling... when you're losing precious time because of fighting the software instead of running iterations and scenarios... You will never have confidence in your schedule if you do not have 2 or 3 scenarios to test the flex of your system. Your superiors want a number of options, not just one answer. RPMGlobal's XPAC SOLUTIONS products (OPMS & SMS) allows you to do just that - run scenarios instead of suffering in silence. With almost a decade of open pit scheduling experience allow me to help you create options for your company, so you can make informed decisions, and understand the risks with confidence!


Very proud of these vibrant mining engineers from Kolomela mine that completed their HAULSIM training over the past 2 days. Kolomela's dataset was used, making life a bit easier in terms of getting to grips with the fundamentals. These professionals are constantly identifying short term as well as long term productivity improvement initiatives, and by using RPMGlobal's HAULSIM simulation tool, they can not only quantify, but also prioritise the value that these initiatives create for the mine. Congratulations Sashwyn, S'thembile, Masentle and Ben on a job well done!!


How sure are you that your mine designs have the minimum number of switchbacks? Have you tested the impact of having one switchback less, how that reduces your strip ratio and down-the-line costs, not to mention the health & safety of your employees ...? What about your benches & stacks, do they honour the geotechnical slope angles to prevent slope failure...? Your ramp systems on your interim high-walls - do they tie up with your final design and serve as dual access for that rainy day when you need it most...? Difficult questions I know, but prevention is better than cure as they say. Using state-of-the-art mine design software and almost a decade of design experience, I can help you sleep


The Carajás Mine is the largest iron ore mine in the world. It is located in the municipality of Parauapebas, state of Pará in the Carajás Mountains of Northern Brazil. The mine is operated as an open-pit mine, and is estimated to contain roughly 7.2 billion tons of iron ore, plus gold, manganese, bauxite, copper, and nickel. The mine is run by Vale (formerly the Companhia Vale do Rio Doce) and was previously part-owned with US Steel until 1977. The mine is located in the mining concession area of the Carajás National Forest, which "contains known reserves of the order of 18 billion tons with an average grade of 65.4% Fe." The mine is largely powered by hydroelectric power from the Tucuruí D

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