The Whittle Integrated Strategic Planning seminar has been attended by over 5,000 senior mining executives. Learn how to improve mine valuation by simultaneously optimising the whole value chain.
What do you
want to achieve?
Increase overall cash flow
Copper Project: 59% NPV increase
Bringing cash flow forward
Underground Operation: 37% NPV increase
What is Integrated Strategic Planning?
Whittle Integrated Strategic Planning is a concept of long-term planning which considers all parts of the value chain, all periods and all stakeholders. Read more >
One team one goal
Whittle Integrated Strategic Planning achieves mental alignment across your technical, operational and management teams.
The 10 Steps of a Whittle Enteprise Optimisation Model
Based on a “Net Value” view of the orebody and what waste stripping or development is required. Consider what should be in or out of the mine design to maximise value.
Optimising the pushback design to provide early access to high-value material and defer waste/development costs.
The sequence and rate of mine production, delaying waste/development and prioritising value without compromising the future of the operation.
Based on “Net Value per Bottleneck Unit” not “grades”. Raising the cut-off grade above break-even on a dynamic basis can substantially increase economic value.
Controlling the range of certain characteristics for the plant feed or the product is a function of time and place. What are the operational or commercial penalties and rewards for hard vs soft blending limits?
Deferring rather than wasting lower value material. This mechanism prioritises value, provides operational flexibility and creates commercial options.
Varying plant throughput will have a significant impact on recoveries and processing costs.
Product Mix & Specification
A range of products could be produced over time with a significant impact on recovery, transportation costs and product commercial terms.
Adjusting capacity to pursue margin rather than cost minimisation. More costly logistics, used under the right circumstances, can produce increased overall value.
Capital decisions should not be made in isolation. With dozens of interrelated capital decisions, the matrix to explore can be substantial and the financial benefits significant.
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Discover the mechanisms to enhance mine valuation for open pit and underground mining projects and operations.
A proven track record
SEMAFO is a Canadian-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. The Corporation operates the Mana Mine in Burkina Faso.
PanAust,Inca de Oro
The Inca de Oro Project is a joint venture between PanAust Ltd of Australia and Codelco of Chile. It is an open pit copper and gold project, featuring a conventional process plant. The mine is to be located in the Atacama region of Chile.
Revenue and cashflow were brought forward, NPV was significantly enhanced and the
location of the most profitable ore body in the South African project was determined by Whittle Consulting.
“Despite lower metal prices used in the definitive feasibility study compared to the 2015 pre-feasibility study, we have maintained the excellent economics of the Platreef Project due, in part, to the mine optimisation work completed with assistance from industry-leading experts, such as Whittle Consulting of Melbourne, Australia. Even at today’s spot metal prices, the Platreef Project would generate an operating margin in excess of 40%.”
Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman, Ivanhoe Mines
Attended by over 5,000 senior mining executives. Learn how to generate cash, improve mine valuation and simultaneously optimise the whole value chain.