First Ore-Mining Company, a part of mining division of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, and Zyfra, Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider for heavy industries, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in deploying Artificial Intelligence-based solutions in mining and enrichment operations at the Pavlovskoe deposit, where there are plans to build the most northerly ore-mining enterprise in Russia.
The document was signed at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum by Igor Semenov, Executive Director of First Ore-Mining Company, and Igor Bogachev, CEO of ZYFRA.
“It is more difficult for companies to operate in extreme climatic conditions because of factors such as the high cost of resources and special work safety regulations. The robotized systems offered by our subsidiary VIST Group, including Intelligent Mine, will reduce equipment downtime by 10-20% and maintenance costs by 15-18%, thereby cutting production costs by 2-3%,” noted Bogachev.
Intelligent Mine is a set of digital technologies for managing open-cast mining processes based on robotized l?ad-haul systems, together with industry solutions in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and predictive analytics. One of the advantages of the system is that it enables extraction of minerals in inaccessible and remote regions with severe climatic and subsurface conditions.
The parties aim to explore a possible project to implement robotics and remote control of quarry equipment at the Pavlovskoe deposit of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. A bilateral working group will be set up within 45 days for this purpose. The Memorandum covers a period of three years.
“Rosatom State Corporation and First Ore-Mining Company have a strong focus on occupational safety. We are beginning this work in advance, so that the very first ore will be produced using advanced technologies in the safest possible conditions. Cooperation with Zyfra, which has extensive experience in developing digital smart solutions, will help us achieve this,” stressed Semenov.
First Ore-Mining Company
JSC “First Ore-Mining Company” discovered the Pavlovskoe lead-zinc deposit on South Island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in Arkhangelsk Region and is currently working on its commercial development. The project envisages building the most northerly mining and enrichment plant to produce lead and zinc concentrates with a capacity of up to 3.5 mln tonnes of ore per year.
Zyfra develops digitalization technologies for industry, invests in products and develops the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence environment. The key industries for the company are engineering, metallurgy, mining, oil & gas and chemicals. Zyfra offers off-the-shelf industry solutions in the fields of predictive analytics and data analysis, optimization of technological processes, and monitoring of industrial equipment and staff.
Source: First Ore-Mining Company
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