Deswik has signed a cooperation agreement with RWE Power International, RE GmbH (RWEPI), focusing on enabling long-term growth in the overall application of continuous mass mining (CMM) techniques.

This partnership brings to industry:

  • Increased availability and capability of expert consultancy services worldwide, especially to the Australian market
  • Exclusive development of fit-for-purpose mine planning tools for analysis and planning of IPCC and BWE mining systems, including hybrid operations using combinations of CMM, truck and shovel, dragline, dozer and surface miner fleets.

Deswik’s business development manager Neil Tyson says, “RWEPI are the world’s foremost independent experts in continuous mass mining techniques - they are backed-up by RWE’s high capacity mining operations, where more material is moved annually on conveyors than anywhere else worldwide. The key benefit of our partnership is rapid generation of whole-of-mine schedules and value models that include mass mining techniques as well as conventional methods.

“This combination of rapid scenario analysis with leading expertise in mass mining system planning, design, and operation provides a new way of analysing the most valuable total mine configurations, and mitigating principal risks.

“The benefits of our partnership are already flowing to the wider industry as well - we launched the first generation of commercially available mine planning tools for CMM applications, at the In-Pit Crushing and Conveying 2013 conference.”

Deswik is a mining consultancy and developer of software tools for mining professionals. With a global network of offices Deswik consult to clients from all mining sectors - surface and underground, metals and coal on matters ranging from due diligence and strategic plans to short term operational strategies. Deswik Software has been developed by expert consultants using the latest technology to meet mining challenges of today, and is used on more than 100 sites and projects worldwide. or

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