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Dassault Systèmes extends 3DEXPERIENCE platform

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Dassault Systèmes has announced the launch of two new natural resources ‘industry solution experiences’ for mining: “Lean Mine Construction” (LMC) and “Perfect Mine and Plant” (PMP). Based on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, these platforms can help companies develop and run more efficient mines.

The mining industry has faced severe business challenges for over a decade.  Fragile economic recoveries and changing mining commodity demand have negatively impacted productivity, while operating costs have increased.  In addition, operations have suffered from inefficient interaction between core planning, engineering, plant production and geology teams. The result is pressure on profit margins, making many mining operations unprofitable and/or forcing them to close. 

With LMC, the applications and knowledge required to help ensure that minesites are completed on time and on budget, are all available on one platform. LMC uses 4D simulation and modelling to identify the right site infrastructure layout and plant processing capacity before construction begins.

PMP reduces variability through optimised scheduling and operational control. All levels of a mining organisation collaborate to increase response times to operational performance variation, emerging business opportunities and changing market conditions.  Executives, planners and mine managers use data from across the mining value chain, along with decision making applications, to optimise long-term plans, align financial objectives and ensure that all levels of the organisation are synchronised, for greater strategic control.

“Producing the raw materials essential for economic development and our modern lives is becoming ever more complex. Success for the mining industry comes from two sources of competitive advantage – increased productivity through a stable operating model facilitated by technology and the implementation of disruptive technologies that can change the game. Companies will need both to succeed,” said Anglo American’s Tony O’Neill. “By using 3D modelling of concepts and providing the ability to […] test ideas in […] Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform plays a key role in addressing some of the mining industry’s business performance challenges.”

“The mining industry is at a tipping point in its history, as companies seek to return greater profits while doing so more sustainably,” said Monica Menghini, Dassault Systèmes. “Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its industry solution experiences [could] help deliver the technological step changes companies need to deliver on their objectives.”

Adapted from press release by Sam Dodson

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