Companies operating in the Process, Energy and Mining (PEM) industry around the world are looking for growth opportunities in Africa, given its wealth of mineral resources. Africa has certainly become a choice for many businesses with projects in various stages of development or operation, especially as investors and governments strive to overcome a host of challenges / unique barriers to become successful in their endeavours.
Looking at the current investment, development and production environment in Africa, lingering barriers to entry lead the less agile and adventurous investors away from the continent.
We believe digital solutions will assist in creating a feasible and lucrative operating environment that is attractive to investors and will set up the industry for further growth. For this reason, our PEM division offers seamless and integrated workflow solutions for leading brands Autodesk, Topcon and Esri to capture, model and share collaboratively within your organisation.
Our Reality Capture for Open Pit Mines workflow is aimed at chief mining surveyors wanting to manage costs and increase efficiency by means of faster stockpile volumetric calculations, resulting in faster, more accurate data integration for faster decision making. Considering the global demand for and more pressure on effective, efficient mining, this workflow came about because of the rise in demand for remote monitoring and control technologies in mineral extraction processes. It involves the integration of several smart technologies such as advanced monitoring and control, data analytics, automated drilling, IoT sensing, GPS locating, and 3D imaging technology.
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What is a digital twin? A software design pattern that represents a physical object with the objective of understanding the asset’s state, responding to changes, improving business operations and adding value i.e., to implement a digital strategy for the operation and maintenance of facilities.
Our Digital Twin workflow is a cloud-based solution and is aimed at both end users as well as service providers in the process, energy and mining sector (as illustrated in the image below). The objective of this workflow is to increase efficiency by offering data driven decision making, specifically but not limited the following applications: