Simulation modelling of coal stockpiling and logistics for BHP
SMS developed a simulation model of a complex raw coal transportation system to address bottlenecks and inadequate storage. Relatively minor infrastructure upgrades were recommended, avoiding anticipated new stockpiles or other major investment. The model was then available for ongoing use, to support decision making for other proposed projects and upgrades.
Increased recovery of saleable coal at a coal preparation plant
Advitech helped a coal-handling and preparation plant to design and construct modifications to their flotation and dewatering circuits. The cost of the project was repaid within six months thanks to the resulting increase in saleable product and reduction in tailings disposal costs.