Senior Mining Consultant Geoff Watson talks about a process MEC has developed internally to understand where the “best of the best” (BOB) practices can be identified and applied.
Principal Mining Engineer Geoff Watson’s VBlog series discusses three aspects of underground coal. In his first VBlog Geoff talks about Mineability Assessements in both Longwall and Development.
MEC Mining – Values your Underground Coal Margins
The hardworking team, at MEC, just love to “get down and dirty” for your mine technical, financial and operational needs. Here are just some of the un-shameless activities we find ourselves involved in across Surface and Underground Commodities:
- Mine Studies – Concept to Closure, Due Diligence;
- Operational Support – Project Management;
- Site Support – Technical Services & Field Specialists, and
- Mine Rehabilitation & Closure – Final Landform Planning.
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.