Piran Mining is a mining consultancy that has a demonstrated ability to follow a project through all the stages of its life from Scoping Study to Feasibility to Plan Optimisation and Implementation.
We offer solutions that utilise leading-edge technology, methods, and software to optimize your project
Project and operational schedules are often found to contain either unrealistic assumptions, lack sufficient detail relating to the mining process, or are structured in such a way that a resulting schedule is a self-fulling event.
This effectively can hide potential financial benefits from the viewer. We, therefore, specialize in identifying and unlocking these conditions permitting optimization software to fully function. Our experience has revealed that an optimized mining schedule will often be counterintuitive to the original plan. The benefits of undertaking such a process have been shown to provide a material increase in project NPV, reduced project life (reducing total fixed costs), and better equipment fleet utilization.
We will work with you in redesigning the schedule to ensure all relevant resources and activities are correctly included.
With a substantial experience base, both at the rock face and in consulting we are fully enabled to assist you in undertaking any level of mining study.
Our experience gained from projects around the world provides a comprehensive foundation from which we would be glad to share. Such learnings will only benefit your project. Pragmatic schedules using defendable mining assumptions are a cornerstone of a robust mine plan.
As part of any study identifying and assessing a project, risks are critical. We can assist in running project risk assessments that cover all aspects of the mining food chain.
Understanding the true cost of a project and the detailed makeup of operating and capital expenditure is another key area we consider that requires focus. It is often found that preliminary work calls for detail, required to adequately support the project. Running project sensitivities can quickly quantify the level of impact from key cost centers and hence maintain focus, avoiding unnecessary time spent chasing inconsequential cost details.
We can provide advice on the contract selection criteria and recommendations for a range of mining contracts including excavation services and infrastructure installation. Whatever is required we can undertake the complete tendering process in conjunction with your commercial dept.
Once a contract is executed we can act on your behalf to ensure adherence to project goals and provide regular formalized feedback on progress.
Project Plan Auditing
We understand that insufficient detail in any project plan can lead to surprises, delays, and material cost increases.
In reviewing complete project schedules from mine development, and infrastructure builds through to commissioning we can provide a complete assessment based on experience.
We will ensure that even when different parts of the project plan are "owned" by different stakeholders complex activities are not excessively summarised and project logic is compromised.
We are experienced in the field and able to undertake due diligence work on your behalf.
This can be conducted at various levels of detail depending upon your circumstances. From an initial high level desktop assessment of potential right through to undertaking an alternative field based detailed development plan for an acquisition.
We are always happy to explain the mining details if you are not mining savvy. Conducting a project wide risk assessment will capture a compressive picture of the challenges that may exist. we can facilitate this activity, having a broad knowledge across the key disciplines enables us to probe deeper on your behalf.