AMC’s Vancouver team, led by General Manager, Mort Shannon, looks forward to welcoming delegates to booth #643 at this year’s CIM Convention taking place 6-9 May in Vancouver. Fresh from the launch of our new brand at the PDAC 2018 Convention, we look forward to presenting our new look and direction under the banner of unearth a smarter way to the Vancouver minerals industry and all those attending the CIM Convention. As a continuation of our Mine Smarter series, Philippe Lebleu, Open Pit Manager / Principal Mining Engineer, will present the paper “A tool for these times – the capabilities of modern mine planning software”.
Presentation: A tool for these times – the capabilities of modern mine planning software
Considering the current resurgence in commodity prices, every mining company should concentrate on strategy optimization to ensure that operations move from a cost-focused mindset to one centred on value maximization in order to reap the benefits of the upturn in the mining industry. In this presentation, strategy optimization expert, Philippe Lebleu, will discuss recent advances in open-pit strategic mine planning software enable the optimization of intricate mining problems associated with a complex and vast array of parameters and constraints. He will explain how these programs simultaneously optimize the mining sequence, cut-off grade selection, mining equipment number and capital expenditure to maximize the net present value (NPV) of a project or deliver on corporate goals. Philippe will explain why modern techniques should be adopted at the strategic or life-of-mine planning level to ensure mines are developed in the most valuable fashion within the bounds of practical mining.
Session: Realizing The Value In Our Operations
When: 10.30 AM | Tuesday 9 May
Where: Room 119
About the presenter
Philippe Lebleu is the Open Pit Manager for AMC’s office in Vancouver. Over the past 17 years, he has gained extensive operational experience in iron ore, copper, gold and aggregates in Canada, Australia, Brazil and Malaysia, with mines moving up to 90Mtpa. His consulting experience spans various commodities and includes project management and site work in the Americas, Africa, Asia and arctic environments. Philippe is a specialist in strategic mine planning.