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Thabazimbi Mine - Iron Ore

PDFA Resettlement Project - Enabling mining access by resettling a mining communityProject 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.
PDFAsset Management Strategy for SENTECHAsset Management 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.
PDFBankable Feasibility Study Financial ModellingFinancial Modelling Modelling detail revenue, operational cost, capital expenditure, market indices, and regulatory factors for a Life-of-Mine to evaluate alternative options.
PDFCollaboration InvestigationFinancial ModellingTwo neighbouring mines decided to investigate the potential of unlocked synergies as if operating as one mine.
PDFEnvironmental Management DatabaseData ManagementConsolidating many years of exploration hole rehabilitation data and developing a database that contains real-time accurate data and can be accessed by all stakeholders.
PDFKnowledge Management and Mining Consulting – A research summary of good practicesKnowledge ManagementThe 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.
PDFKumba Iron Ore Operational Readiness (OR) SupportIndustrial Engineering and Project ManagementTo 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.
PDFMedium Term Planning for Tshipi e Ntle Manganese MiningMining EngineeringVBKOM 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).
PDFProduction Yard Simulation for KMRSimulation & Decision SupportDevelopment of a dynamic simulation model that simulates the flow of material from ROM crushing to train loadout.
PDFROM Stockpile Management OptimisationStockpile Management OptimisationStockpile Management Optimisation - Increased throughput through better efficiency, improved feed grade blending and activity coordination.
PDFLife of Mine Haul Route Network OptimisationMining EngineeringVBKOM 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.
PDFIPCC System reviewIndustrial 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.
PDFCompetent Person's Report: Copper MineCompetent Person's ReportVBKOM 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.
PDFPit-to-Port Quality AuditQuality AuditVBKOM 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.
PDFCompetent Person's Report: BauxiteCompetent Person's ReportVBKOM 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
PDFReview of PMBOK Knowledge Areas addressed within a projectProject ManagementVBKOM 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.
PDFGraphite Operational Readiness PlanOperational ReadinessVBKOM was appointed by Black Rock Mining Limited to provide an Operational Readiness (ORP) Execution Plan for the Mahenge Graphite Project located in Tanzania.

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