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Mine waste management optimisation

We are looking for a partner to collaborate on the next stage of development and to further validate the effectiveness of the tool. The partner is likely to be a consultant to the mining industry.


Summary of technology

Open pit mining operations generally have a number of locations where waste material is hauled and dumped. Overall, material handling constitutes 50 to 60 per cent of overall operating cost and a large part of this is removal of waste.

The TopDump software package optimises the nature and layout of these waste sites and couples this with a haulage schedule which can maximise utilisation of the available vehicle fleet, minimise total haulage cost, or achieve a balance between these two priorities.