Letseng Mine, Lesotho – 2018-2021
MTS supported Letseng with embedding their use of Cat MineStar Fleet into the day to day runnings of the operation. After installing this vastly powerful solution at the mine, MTS provided change management support and delivered a series of custom reporting solutions to enable Letseng to much more quickly get up to speed with their investment.
Zeppelin, Sweden – 2018-2021
Over the course of a number of years, MTS provided support to the Zeppelin team for their various mining technology installations. This included the provision of controller training, mentoring, road map development and the development of custom business intelligence solutions based on FMS data.
Nevada Gold Mines, American Asset Health Centre, Nevada, USA, 2017-2023
MTS delivered advanced productivity tools enabling a centralised group of condition intelligence analysts to make timely analysis of mobile equipment health data from sites across the region. Their objective is to prevent early equipment failures, extend component life, and improve the overall reliability of the mobile fleet.
The project involved a substantial amount of data warehousing, BI customisation and user training.
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Newmont Suriname , Merian Mine, Suriname, 2016-2023
From Data to Information…
Since 2016 MTS has provided advanced support to this greenfield operation to build and develop systems to support Asset Health function. This collaborative project included the creation of custom reports, dashboards, interfaces and productivity tools specific to the operation’s business needs. MTS listened to the customer’s needs to provide creative technology-based solutions which lever off multiple data streams to provide information via user-friendly platforms. This visibility gives the customer the ability to make informed and timely decisions to manage the health of their assets and optimise their processes. Additionally, MTS assisted with ERP and planning systems integration, user training and delivery of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
David Hogg, Assistant Superintendent, Mine Maintenance, Merian Mine
Westmoreland Coal Company, Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2016
Fleet Assignment Optimisation
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Unatrac, UK, 2017-2019
MTS provided Unatrac with the ability to deliver automated multi-language fleet performance content to their customers in Russia, the Middle East and Africa.
Leading Gold Miner, 7 global underground operations, 2022-2023
MTS were contracted to put together a centralised reporting suite for 7 operations. Combining Cat MineStar, Pitram, Optimine, LoadScan, Hard-Line and Newtrax data, MTS worked to consolidate the data into a data warehouse before building a suite of standardised Power BI dashboards for both central and site based reporting. MTS also advised on best practice and standards of these systems to aid analysis.
Various sites in Europe and South America, 2016-2023
We provided advanced training and mentoring to a number of sites who use this powerful BI tool for dispatch and health reporting. Examples include:
Various sites in Sweden, Armenia and the United States, 2016-2023
Implementing a Fleet Management System, Asset Health or Ore Control system is a major investment involving substantial site resources, change management and time. Mine Tech Services provided pre-implementation support to a number of operations about to embark on complex roll-outs. This included business requirements gathering, road map production and building cost justifications.
Finning, UK, 2016-2020
MTS provided Finning UK’s team with the tools and skills to expand the use of their asset health and BI systems. This included:
Newmont Suriname, Merian Mine, Suriname, 2016-2022
MTS assisted in fully embedding their recently installed Fleet Management System (FMS) into the site’s business processes. This involved training for dispatchers, operators and end-users; as well as mentoring and provision of benchmarking reports. The project covered the main features of an FMS including automatic assignment, mine model maintenance, fueling and high precision GPS guidance for ore control.
Nevada Gold Mines, Carlin Underground, Nevada, USA, 2019
NGM’s Leeville and Portals mines are at the cutting edge of technology usage in the underground environment, being one of the largest users of Caterpillar’s autonomous system, MineStar Command.
The operations team wanted to better utilise their Micromine’s Pitram data to raise the visibility of key information and help improve business decision making processes. MTS was engaged to help define and build a set of tools to provide this.
Priority areas included the status and location of key assets, material flow by type in each ore pass and muck bay, as well as heading development Vs plan.
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Nevada Gold Mines Long Canyon, 2018-2019
MTS developed a suite of customised dashboards to convert the site’s FMS and process plant data into focused and actionable information. Designed to tackle immediate business challenges, the solutions were mocked up and iterated with the Long Canyon team in a series of agile development sprints. The completed dashboards help the site to further streamline on-site decision making.
Khumani King and Bruce Mines, South Africa – 2019-2020
MTS were brought in to assist the Khumani King and Bruce operations with increasing their mining productivity and efficiency. This was to be accomplished via driving an increased utilisation of their Cat MineStar Fleet and Terrain systems.
Following a detailed site audit and the development of a mining technology road map. MTS provided classroom based controller training followed by several months of on-seat mentoring for controllers, operators and the management team. Improvements were benchmarked and maintained through effectively designed KPIs dashboards.
Barrick Pueblo Viejo, Dominican Republic – 2021-2022
Barrick Pueblo Viejo engaged MTS to develop a suite of asset management KPI dashboards based on their Hexagon Jigsaw Fleet Management System data. This solution replaced their manual reporting that was previously in place.
Not only did this result in the asset management team saving time, but also led to higher accuracy of data and more focus on decision making (versus data preparation).
Additionally, MTS collaborated with the Barrick mobile maintenance team to develop a tool that enables tracking of a component throughout its life cycle. This yielded a reduction in component turnaround time and the associated cost.
Russian Federation, 2017-2023
Working in partnership with SRK Russia, a leading provider of independent mining consultancy, MTS executed detailed audits of Fleet Management and Business Intelligence systems at a number of mines in Russia. Each audit provided practical recommendations as to how the systems could be further used to help manage operations.
Tanya has worked in a global commercial business development role for over 10 years.
She is particularly interested in the sustainability side of the business having previously worked in the renewable energy sector, something which mines strive towards.
Tanya brings these skills to MTS advising on commercial and business strategy.
Bruce is a full stack developer with over 20 years of experience. Bruce has delivered an SQL based workflow system for the banking industry, a claims processing system for the insurance industry and a call centre dispatching system for a roadside assistance company.
Viacheslav has more than 7 years of experience in the analysis, design, development, and maintenance of applications using Microsoft SQL Server tools, RDBMS tools, and designing DWH, ETL.
Viacheslav has delivered enterprise solutions in different domain areas, such as healthcare, insurance, retail, etc. He also has experience with developing solutions using PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, Talend DI, Cognos and TM1.
Agi has worked across multiple industries and is able to compare and contrast business practices relating to financial accounting and company management.
Coupled with her background in teaching, this has allowed Agi to identify, capture and hone industry best practices, and pass that knowledge on effectively – allowing both MTS and our clients to benefit.
Jonny is a mining engineer and Camborne School of Mines (CSM) alumni, with a background in open pit haulage optimisation at Imerys Minerals UK. His speciality lies in using fleet management system data to drive operational improvements in load and haul productivity.
Jonny’s experience includes delivering a six-month Cat MineStar training and optimisation programme at a large iron ore mine in Southern Africa in 2019, and more recently, the migration of legacy Xcelcius mining operations dashboards to powerful, integrated Tableau interfaces.
Emilio has over 15 years of experience providing advanced business intelligence consultation across Southern Africa for the extractive industries, with a speciality in Business Objects and Microsoft BI solutions. Emilio is a leading expert in the extraction and validation of data from Cat MineStar, Modular DISPATCH, Micromine PitRam and Jigsaw mining fleet management systems.
Jean Marc previously spent 6 years developing software for the pharmaceutical industry, but more recently has delivered robust customised development projects for mining companies around the world for short term planning, short interval control and asset health data analysis.
Kea is a highly-skilled data visualisation specialist, with a strong background in delivering Agile customised reporting solutions, ROI analysis and technical fleet management system training for mining operations across Southern Africa. Kea’s experience includes 10 years with Southern Africa’s largest Caterpillar dealership, where she led group strategy on process improvement, automation, Cat MineStar technical support and delivering in-house Business Objects training.
Alicia has a background in engineering geology and geophysics, and previously supervised geotechnical drilling programmes for construction and infrastructure projects throughout the UK.
Since joining MTS in 2017, Alicia has gained strong experience in asset health, mine operations optimisation, and technical MineStar training & support at mines in the Americas, Africa and Central Asia. Her speciality is project management, dispatcher training and mentoring.
Tom is a leading specialist in the design, development and implementation of cutting-edge asset health and short interval control solutions. After 15 years in the mining industry, Tom has a deep understanding of the post-technology implementation landscape, and has a proven track record of delivering advanced asset health support.
Tom previously worked for Unatrac, where he was responsible for developing a MineStar Health equipment solutions department serving clients in the Oil & Gas and Mining industries, and building successful relationships across Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and the CIS region.
Joe is an expert in mining technology optimisation, with over 15 years’ experience of unlocking Mining Fleet Management Systems to create reliable, efficient and cost-effective solutions that enable mines to interpret their asset health and mine operations data.
Joe has a solid industry background, having previously worked for Unatrac, Caterpillar and First Quantum Minerals.
Joe is passionate about connecting mines with their data. His speciality is integrating datasets from multiple OEM systems (Jigsaw, Modular and MineStar) into a single point of access for consumption in downstream reporting and mining short interval control.