Infrastructure is integral to mining. With well established infrastructure in the vicinity of a deposit, projects can potentially be fast-tracked into production. On the contrary, inadequate planning, design and construction can impact the viability and sustainability of a project over its l
Bentley is a world leader in providing an integrated solution for managing mining infrastructure across the entire lifecycle of mining.
Mine design, maintenance and infrastructure
Mining is a complex business. Its main purpose is to locate and extract mineral resources and deliver a return to shareholders from the sale of these products. While this might seem simplistic, the provision of core and ancillary infrastructure to sustain the activities of mining is both broad and deep. Moreover, increasing the useful life and productivity of these assets has become a key focus for sustainability.
Bentley understands the challenges mining professionals face to design, build, operate, maintain and, ultimately, sustain infrastructure through the lifecycle of a mine.
The Bentley mining and metals solution enables practitioners across multiple disciplines to design all of the infrastructure requirements for mining and, more importantly, effectively manage the engineering design data and asset lifecycle information in an integrated environment.
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Bentley’s mining and metals solution portfolio is comprised of a number of sub solution areas.
Mapping for mine property
mine geo is a mapping solution for mine property, infrastructure assets, environmental, and rehabilitation and safety management with real-time web publishing and reporting capabilities.
Mine road, construction and surveying solutions
mine civil is a solution for roads, ramps, construction tunnelling, rail, and associated earthworks, and geotechnical engineering, including waste dump and impoundment design and site surveying capabilities.
Engineering, design and construction for mineral processing plants and refineries
mine plant is a solution for mineral processing plants and refineries using OpenPlant P&ID and OpenPlant Modeler, based on the ISO 15926 standard for interoperability. Bentley’s front-end engineering and design (FEED) tools, as well as its construction simulation offering, complete the solution.
Essentially, mine plant offers a portfolio that integrates key aspects of the plant lifecycle addressing the needs of plant owners, engineering contractors, and plant operators.
Bulk material handling management
mine BMH provides a solution for bulk material handling facilities for the overland and underground conveying of mine material, including port material handling facilities.
Shaft sinking and mine equipping
mine shaft is a solution for mine shaft systems and equipping. It addresses the unique requirements of shaft sinking and mine equipping, where rapid access to the ore body is critical.
Underground electrical control systems for mines
mine power is a solution for mine substation infrastructure for surface and underground electrical power distribution. It integrates with Bentley’s leading electrical control systems solution.
Water management for mine sites
mine water is a solution that covers the supply water, wastewater collection, sewage, and dewatering to allow effective mapping and design, hydraulic simulation, tail water assessment, and fire flow analysis for a typical mine site.
Engineering technical content for 3D mine models
mine data is a solution consisting of the ProjectWise project team collaboration and work-sharing platform. ProjectWise manages engineering technical content for 3D models, design reviews, and data handover. It solves user data management issues across multiple mining/engineering disciplines and collaboration across complex mining projects.
Mine operations information modeling platform
AssetWise is an operations information modeling platform solution ideally suited to mining operations for information management across the lifecycle of infrastructure assets. Essentially, AssetWise is a platform comprising interoperable applications and online services that improve the lifecycle management, operational performance, and safety and compliance of infrastructure assets.
Geospatial, infrastructure and asset management for mines
The key benefits of Bentley’s mining and metals solution include:
- Effective management of geospatial, mine, and infrastructure data for ongoing operations and maintenance where ready-access of information for compliance and risk mitigation is of primary concern
- Access to integrated and intraoperable engineering infrastructure solutions for mining where the key requirements are effective content management, content publishing, design review, and asset lifecycle management
- Effective management of resources for real-time collaboration across distributed teams
- Effective visualization of complex infrastructure designs and reviews across disciplines and by stakeholders
- Access to Bentley’s ISO 15926 open standard compliant products and unique i-model container for bidirectional open infrastructure information exchange