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.
SMS has extensive ‘pit-to-port’ experience across the mining industry – including coal, copper, iron ore and hard rock mining. This experience encompasses underground and open-pit mining, haulage, stockpiling, maintenance planning, materials handling and transport.