MINING AND METALS
As one of the world’s largest mining companies, Anglo American operates in
Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, and South America. To realize its vision
for fully automated and remote mining operations, the company needed to
exploit 3D spatial information. The Geospatial Integration Project was designed
to build an integrated GIS platform based on a common architecture to provide
a single management system for geospatial data, workflows, and reports.
The ZAR 450,000 project utilizes Project Wise, Bentley Geospatial Server,
Bentley Geo Web Publisher, Bentley Descartes, Bentley Map, and MicroStation.
The technology provides caching servers, delta transfer, standards
enforcement, and full audit trails that ensure data integrity and change control.
Currently exceeding 15 terabytes, the managed data store informs decisions
regarding mine planning, design, safety, and the environment.
Anglo American plc
Geospatial Integration Project
Johannesburg, South Africa
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance is expanding its coal mining operations in the
northern section of the Bowen Basin in Queensland, Australia. The capacity of
the Hay Point Coal Terminal will increase from 44 to 55 metric tons per year in
a first-phase expansion. A potential second stage would increase capacity from
55 to 75 metric tons per year.
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, Bechtel, and Aurecon Hatch collaboratively
completed the project definition using Bentley Navigator. Work hours were
reduced by approximately 25 percent compared to the hours required to produce
traditional drawings, and engineer training time was reduced by 50 percent.
Collaboration Using Bentley Navigator
Hay Point, Australia