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UMMC to implement Zyfra fleet management system at its coal mines

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World Coal,

A division of the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC), JSC Kuzbassrazrezugol, specialising in the extraction of coal, is due to implement Zyfra’s ZM OpenMine mining fleet management system at all of its branches.

The ZM OpenMine system is already operating at the Bachatsky coal mine of the UMMC. It manages over 200 vehicles, including 40 excavators and 120 dump trucks. In addition to basic functionality modules and control of various types of mining vehicles (excavators, dump trucks, drill rigs, bulldozers), the company also uses services for diagnostics, tyre monitoring, ore quality control, and railway transport.

It is expected that when using the ZM OpenMine system, the increase in transport load and decrease in downtime and savings in fuel and lubricants will make it possible for UMMC to save up to US$2 million in 2021 at the Bachatsky opencast alone. By the end of 2021, the ZM OpenMine system will be launched at the coal mines of Krasnobrodsky, Kaltansky and Taldinsky, and, by mid-2022, at Kedrovsky and Mokhovsky as well. The total size of the project is over 1100 equipment units. This will lead to an increase of overall savings to US$9 million by the end of 2022.

Sergey Fedotov, head of the UMMC Digital Transformation Program, comments:

“We are implementing digitalisation projects in accordance with UMMC’s digital strategy, which includes cost-effective initiatives focused on health, safety, and the environment. The implementation of automatic dispatching is the best example of such initiatives. The ZM OpenMine system helps to fully control the entire mining fleet. In particular, the system minimises the risk of hazardous situations in production, improves labour discipline, and also leads to resource savings: tires, fuel and lubricants, consumables.”

In the next stages of its digital transformation, the UMMC intends to introduce digital twins with a full 3D geological model of their opencast coal mines for planning, design, and monitoring of mining operations.

Pavel Rastopshin, Managing Director of Zyfra Group, comments:

“The ZM OpenMine system has already proven itself on the market as a reliable tool for keeping the efficiency and safety of mining transport under control. We believe that our system will allow UMMC to strengthen its position as an industry leader in the region and achieve high efficiency and industrial safety indicators.”

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