At the heart of a new mine construction or expansion project is the efficient use of capital and the delivery of a design that will enable the operation to meet its expectations. The costs, time, and effort required to complete construction successfully are both high and challenging to manage due to the difficulty in coordinating all of the individual requirements, contractors, and stakeholders involved.

Dassault Systèmes’ Lean Mine Construction unites mining companies and their engineering, procurement, construction, and management (EPCM) partners in an immersive collaborative universe for site infrastructure and processing plant design, project planning, procurement, and construction management.

At last, the intelligence required to help ensure mine sites are completed on time, on budget, and to specification is available in one platform. Now, mine sites have robust tools to assist in delivering both optimal production and efficiency right from the moment they are commissioned.

Discover the Benefits of Dassault Systèmes’ Lean Mine Construction Industry Solution Experience:

  • Ensures better mining operational productivity through 4D simulation and modeling to identify the right site infrastructure layout and plant processing capacity before construction begins.
  • Lowers costs and reduces errors by enabling design of modularized infrastructure and plant components, which can be tested and assembled in a virtual world before fabrication is approved.
  • Supports rapid adjustments to engineering designs when requirements change. Facilitates just-in-time delivery of components to site, and lowers costs through integration of design engineering, project scheduling, and procurement.

Mine Development Work Package provides digital engineering management from planning though to execution, enabling the handling of large amounts of data, including all requirements and changes to the project. With global access to up-to-date information, rework is reduced, engineering cycle times are sped up, and it becomes easier to identify risks.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Enhanced communication and collaboration, including anytime, anywhere access to up-to-date 3D models, reports, and real-time dashboards.
  • Enables establishment of rigorous engineering change order management processes.
  • An improved understanding of all aspects of a project result from capturing, documenting, reporting and tracking requirements during all phases of both mine site and mine plant development.

Mine Project Planning and Execution provides a single version of the truth and an integrated master schedule across engineering, procurement, and construction. This leads to a superior ability to manage scope, cost, and schedules from feasibility through to commissioning of the operation.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • An integrated master schedule helps ensure optimized construction planning.
  • Improved resource allocation is made possible through global collaboration through the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.
  • Ability to assess the impact of change across deliverables helps to decrease project risks.
  • Multi-project platform manages and provides access to a wide variety of data to support continuous improvement initiatives and regulatory compliance.

Mining Procurement helps improve control over procurement budgets, avoid disputes with vendors, and deliver on time to specifications. With requisition based on engineering progress and real time status updates, it becomes easier to deliver on schedule, identify risks, and take timely corrective action.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Just-in-time delivery and superior understanding of the downstream impact of changes to designs is possible through a requisition (RFQ) process that integrates engineering and procurement functions.
  • Issues can be responded to and corrected faster as risks are flagged automatically, in real time.
  • Auditability and traceability is more thorough and robust by linking together all information related to procurement.

Virtual Mine Construction Simulation allows the validation of the project plan before construction starts. This helps ensure projects are delivered on schedule and within budget through the optimization of the construction sequence, which is based on accurate infrastructure and facilities models. Health, safety, and environmental issues are addressed with 4D simulation tools that deliver added support for understanding impacts and risks.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Construction innovation is improved through 3D collaboration, planning, and project execution using the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.
  • Safety can be enhanced with “human” simulation and detailed ergonomic analyses
  • Continuous improvement can be supported through the capture and reuse of construction best practices.
  • Projects can be kept on track while containing costs with infrastructure and facilities designs that are integrated with the project plan and procurement schedule.

Mine Construction and Commissioning helps improve productivity and eliminate waste by linking requirements to deliverables that achieve lean construction execution. Project teams are empowered to plan day-to-day activities more thoroughly by taking constraints, material availability, and precedence of tasks into account.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Output of clear 3D construction instructions help to ensure on-time construction and commissioning.
  • Electronic work reporting and real-time status reports lead to faster decision making.
  • “Last Planner System” integration with Virtual Mine Construction Simulation turns a construction plan, which was optimized in the virtual world, into realilty in the real one.