Simulation model of coal mine operations

Focus Group worked as a subcontractor for one of the Big Four accounting firms on a project for one of the world’s biggest steel producers.

The simulation model for the coal mine was done based on scenarios including:

  1. Changing mine layout
  2. Geology and drilling particularities
  3. Quantity and production capacities of the transport units
  4. Dynamically changing conveyor network
  5. Operations duration and sequence

Operation duration and other scenario parameters were identified based on chronometric observations and regulatory mine documentation.

5 scenarios were introduced; each of them was estimated by simulation modeling results that considered the trade-off between production volume and additional capital investments into the equipment.