President Nursultan Nazarbayev Discusses Pitram Implementation at Maleevsky Mine site in Kazakhstan
President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, spoke about the recent implementation of Pitram fleet management and mine control solution at the Maleevsky mine. Mr. Nazarbayev was speaking on the recently finalised concept of the Digital Kazakhstan Program which includes a number of innovative projects that aim to further develop the country’s economy.
The Maleevsky mine is one of the most modern mine sites in Kazakhstan with many technologies utilised to assist in creating a safer and more productive mine. The Maleevsky mine, which is Kazzinc’s largest underground operation, was commissioned in June 2000 and has a production of around 2.25 million tpa.
President Nazarbayev introduced the Pitram system and discussed the importance of digital innovations in the mining industry and the wider economy.
MICROMINE Regional Manager Central Asia Erick Kanaev commented “It was a real buzz for the MICROMINE team to hear the President of Kazakhstan introduce the Pitram solution and discuss the role data and technology will play in the mining industry in the future.”
Pitram is a leading fleet management and mine control solution that records data related to equipment, personnel and materials, providing an overall view of the current mine status and therefore enabling improved control over operations. Greater control allows sites to increase production, reduce costs, and improve safety and business intelligence.
The Maleevsky implementation took place in 2016 and comprises of Pitram Mobile including Shift Planner. Pitram Mobile enables the equipment operators to capture data manually, via touch screens, or automatically via integration with on-board systems. By recording data related to equipment, locations and operators, and comparing this data to target values, management will be able to gain greater control of the production process. The ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘where’ of mining activities are displayed so management can monitor, analyse and respond to events as they occur, eliminating obstacles affecting the achievement of targets.
The Shift Planner module reflects the dynamic environment of the mining operation by allowing managers and supervisors to determine the best way forward when delays or unexpected occurrences affect task completion times.
“The Pitram implementation at Maleevsky was a key strategic priority for Kazzinc and has provided the company with greater control over their operations.” Mr Kanaev added.
Pitram will assist with increasing production, reducing costs and improving business intelligence and safety across the site.