Maximise your mine’s potential
Integrated Strategic Planning for the mining industry
A big picture approach
Integrated Strategic Planning is a concept of long-term planning which considers:
Improve cash flow & capital
Whittle Integrated Strategic Planning is a comprehensive long-term plan for mining operations or individual mining projects.
Whittle Consulting employs this unique Integrated Strategic Planning approach to conduct a Whittle Enterprise Optimisation which simultaneously factors in all parts of the mining system to improve cash flow and capital growth.
What's in it for you?
Increase overall cash flow
Copper Project: 59% NPV increase
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Discover the mechanisms to enhance mine valuation for open pit and underground mining projects and operations.
Whittle Enterprise Optimisation Model
The Whittle Enterprise Optimisation model consolidates the existing knowledge and data from disparate mining systems into a single integrated model.
The model can be revisited at any time to understand changes in the ore body, process, costs or market to achieve true strategic agility.
The 10 Steps of a Whittle Enterprise 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.
A proven track record
The Platreef project is situated on the northern limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex. The planned mine is a large-scale mechanised underground platinum group metal (PGM) and base metals mine.
Condor Gold,La India
Condor Gold’s La India project in Nicaragua had stalled following unimpressive results from the technical studies used in the NI 43-101 compliant Pre-feasibility Study (PFS) & Preliminary Economics Assessments (PEA).