Pilot operation of the dispatch control system KARIER in Kovdorskiy GOK

25 October 2013
Pilot operation of the dispatch control system KARIER in Kovdorskiy GOK (mining and processing complex, part of the EuroChem holding) started 30th of September.

This system can be without exaggeration called unique: it covers and controls the operation of a drainage system, open-pit mine transport, loading and road-building machinery, fuelers. Special attention was paid to a drilling-and-blasting operations automation: 10 Atlas Copco drilling rigs were equipped with high-precision navigation system and drilling parameters control system. The enterprise now can use the functionality of central dispatch room and daily tour reports, which allow easy monitoring of the enterprise operation. Kovdor complex now also switched to extraction accounting based on real weights in dump trucks (BelAZ, Komatsu, Caterpillar) vessels, that provides the management with complete picture of a technological transport operation.

Now the administration and operation personnel are being involved in the system’s operation. Next steps of system development, of its integration with the information systems of other EuroChem enterprises are also planned.

Note

Kovdorskiy GOK is a large mining and processing complex, local economic mainstay in Kovdor (Murmansk region). The second largest producer of apatite concentrate in Russia and the world's only producer of baddeleyite, a major producer of iron ore concentrate.

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