Development of Client-Specific Functionality for Integrated Mine Planning Tool of Norilsk Nickel

Increasing of simulation adequacy and improvement of the effectiveness of user’s work with the system of mining simulation tool.
Period: May 2017 – December 2018
Industry sector: Mining
Client / Partner: Norilsk nickel

Project objective
  • Increasing of simulation adequacy and improvement of the effectiveness of user’s work with the system of mining simulation modeling

Our scope of work

  • Taking part in preparing technical specification for additional development of the system of planning of underground nickel ore mining operations
  • Additional development of the simulation model on the AnyLogic platform
  • Verification and validation of the model
  • Additional development of the system of planning of underground nickel ore mining operations on the Eclipse platform
  • Taking part in testing, users’ training, and implementation the system
  • Simulation model user’s manual preparation

System inputs

  • Geometric and mining-geological features of mines
  • Schedules, technological operations execution order and duration
  • Technical characteristics and limitations of main and auxiliary equipment and transport
  • Information from external IT-systems of the client

Structure elements of the system

  • Module for import of geometric features of mine in .dxf, .txt format
  • Module for import of mining-geological features of stopes in .xls format
  • System of planning of underground nickel ore mining operations on the Eclipse platform for data setting and editing
  • Simulation model with interactive presentation in 2D and 3D
  • Data aggregation module that allows to generate MS Excel files with the simulation results

System outputs

  • Visualization of operational indicators of mine production, visualization of the critical indicators (bottlenecks) during the modeling
  • Equipment utilization by equipment and transport type
  • Financial expenses by equipment and transport unit

Project result

  • Modeling of auxiliary equipment operation, additional development of algorithms of equipment and transport dispatching for simulation adequacy increasing
  • Integration with GIS-systems «MineSched GEOVIA» and «MicroMine»
  • Visualization of geometrical features of mine in 3D

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