Cayeli Mine selects Micromine’s mining software solution PITRAM
Friday, October 8th, 2010
Leading software and solutions provider, Micromine, has been contracted by Cayeli Bakir Isletmeleri, a subsidiary of Inmet Mining, to supply and install its mine production control solution, PITRAM, at Cayeli Mine in Turkey. PITRAM will increase operational efficiencies at Cayeli by capturing data in real-time and improving the site’s reporting capabilities. The first stage of implementation is expected to be complete by late December 2010.
Micromine’s mine production management and control system, PITRAM, manages and coordinates all functions within a mine site; mine development, production, equipment and maintenance. PITRAM tracks and reconciles the delivery and quality of the ore. It provides production and activity reports in real time, allowing key personnel to view and monitor the location and status of all equipment and personnel.
The implementation of PITRAM at Cayeli, an underground copper and zinc mine located on the Black Sea coast of north-eastern Turkey, is due to commence Friday 5 November 2010. The PITRAM Voice System will be operational by the end of December 2010. Two additional modules; Grade Control, and Shift Planner will be introduced throughout 2011.
Cayeli Mine Manager, Phil Jay, comments that “After considering various mining solutions, PITRAM was selected due to its proven record of introducing operational improvements and increased efficiencies within underground mine sites. I have used PITRAM at three other operations and am confident that the solution will deliver positive results at Cayeli”.
Micromine UK Manager, James Hogg, comments that “PITRAM users can visualise and manage all mine site operations as they occur. Micromine’s Shift Planner Module will allow Cayeli to implement a production plan within a real-time environment, and use short-interval control methods to manage daily activities”.
“Cayeli’s material movements will be closely tracked using the Grade Control Module which enables real-time management of stockpiles. The reports available from Grade Control provide valuable Key Performance Indicators which can be used to assess the outcomes from production related Business Process Improvement initiatives”.
“Through PITRAM, Cayeli will be able to identify areas of constraint and where greater efficiencies could occur. Most importantly, management will have increased control over its operation”, Mr. Hogg concludes.