Global technology leader Zyfra has been awarded a contract to implement its “Intelligent Mine” solution at India's largest energy conglomerate, NTPC’s flagship Pakri Barwadih Coal Mining Project (PBCMP) in Jharkhand, India.
PBCMP operator Thriveni Earthmovers Private Limited (Thriveni), awarded Zyfra a first of a kind contract to implement its “Intelligent Mine solution” at the flagship mine. Zyfra is a global leader in the automation of large mining operations and has its sights on projects in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
“A number of diverse factors contributed to our decision to partner with Zyfra. My underpinning requirements have been world-class technology, flexibility in approach and adaptability to an Indian operating environment. Our investment to collaborate with Zyfra is to ensure the latest technology intelligence like IIOT and AI capabilities are available,” highlighted B. Prabhakaran, Managing Director of Thriveni.
Zyfra’s Intelligent Mine solution includes: ZM Karier; Mine Fleet Management System with automatic dispatch system of haul trucks, ZM Drill; Automated Drilling and Blasting Control System and ZM Scarex; Machine Guidance Digging Systems, integrated with Payload and Fuel Level Monitoring System, Tyre Management System, Equipment Diagnostic Systems and other resource planning and application software for data import and export related to planning, production, equipment performance, manpower attendance, real time analytics. The customer has remote access from anywhere to the existing network, which will available in English, Hindi and other vernacular languages as required.
“By the end of 2020 we plan to enter traditional mining markets with our innovative solutions, in particular Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Southeast Asia as a whole. Today we see a dire need from the global market for improved efficiency in the entire production chain, more so than its separate elements. We are ready to offer to our customers in Southeast Asia a single digital platform with the principle “Mine to Mill”, which will allow integration of various data streams into one digital layer. This solution optimizes all processes with the help of Artificial Intelligence,” said Pavel Rastopshin, Managing Director of ZYFRA.
Zyfra will supply, install, configure and integrate a complete package of equipment and then operate and maintain the system as well as impart training for a period of one year. Automatic dispatching and optimization software allocates mining equipment, creates a schedule and assign routes to mobile equipment according to the production objectives in real-time. Payload and fuel level monitoring systems allow for the optimization of every payload for haul trucks, therefore eliminating underloading and overloading. Using Intelligent Mine solutions, with a connected work force and well-informed operators would enable better safety practices and add real business value to mining operations.
“With every passing year, mining operations are carried out in progressively more complex and dangerous geological and climatic conditions. In order to increase production efficiency in accordance with industrial safety standards, there is a need to develop innovative solutions for the mining industry, including: dispatching and diagnostic systems, autonomous or unmanned control systems for dump trucks and drilling rigs and predictive maintenance, and analytics for solving mining process optimization problems. Unmanned vehicles are the key to innovation in the mining industry,” said Liana Meliksetyan, Chief Operating Officer of Zyfra.