Information Mobility Enables Advances in Mining and Metals Engineering
From exploration and geological modeling to equipment, operations and maintenance, and logistics and transportation, the landscape of mining and metals is increasingly a digital landscape. The focus is on how to leverage the massive amounts of data that are now available to us to make better decisions.
Bentley enables information mobility by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Information mobility links the information models that are generated in the design phase, through the integrated projects of the procurement and construction phase, and enables the intelligent infrastructure that is the lifeblood and pulse of the operations and maintenance phase. Information mobility is the key to unlocking value across the entire asset lifecycle and enabling advances in mine and metals engineering.
The challenge: Mining and metals companies are under intense cost pressure as demand for raw materials varies and commodity prices are volatile. They are looking to save on operating and maintenance costs and extend asset life, while at the same time complying with stringent regulatory and safety requirements. Moreover, the increasing scale of mining operations has led to larger, more complex, and more costly mining fleet and equipment.
The solution: By leveraging information mobility, as well as reliability-centered improvement strategies, Bentley’s solutions for mining and metals help increase the efficiency of capital projects associated with the design, procurement, and construction of mines and processing plants, as well as the operation and maintenance of the mining fleet and metals production equipment.
At Bentley Systems, we work with many mining and metals companies as well as engineering, procurement, and construction companies involved in all aspects of mining and mine infrastructure. In fact, 10 of the top 20 mining companies ranked by market capitalization are users of Bentley software – including all of the top 5. Within the steel making industry, Bentley users are renowned for their best practices in maintenance and reliability, sustainability, and operational performance.
The “intelligent mine” or “mine of the future” aims to make mining invisible, safe, and of zero impact while improving profitability. Read more about the intelligent mine.
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