Faced with tight customer deadlines, MEC Mining recently delivered multiple mine planning and production scenarios for a major underground coal producer. The scope included a “first principles” mine design and bottom-up productivity review for Continuous Miners and Longwall operation. Coal reserving and production scheduling of multiple scenarios were executed with XPAC which delivered the required inputs to financial modelling.
Engaging conversation in the underground coal business was the key take-away from the latest lunch and learn session presented by Geoff Watson at MEC Mining. Ranging from technical experts to senior industry executives, the audience demonstrated some creative thinking when faced with longwall design and operational challenges.