MINING AND METALS
The Sistema Minas-Rio mine is projected to produce nearly 27 million metric
tons of iron ore when it reaches full capacity by 2011. The operation will ensure
an efficient export corridor for center-west and southeast Brazil, spurring the
nation’s economic growth. This project is particularly noteworthy for its vast
reserves in Minas Gerais state, which might hold 2 billion tons of iron ore.
Due to the size of the project MMX needed to subcontract several EPCs
and equipment providers, supplying hundreds of thousands of files to MMX
engineers. Project Wise provided MMX with the tools to coordinate, control,
and automate the vast information flow. For instance, when MMX received a
new package of documents, these tools automatically checked the integrity of
the information before sending the new documents to related disciplines.
MMX Mineracao e Metalicos S.A.
Sistema MMX Minas-Rio
Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Turkish Hard Coal Mining Authority digitized 1,200 archived paper maps
to improve accessibility and productivity for all project teams. In addition,
galleries, wells, shafts, boreholes, and equipment for five branches were
modeled in MicroStation. The USD 350,000 project encompassed 300
kilometers of galleries, 8 million tons of coal reserve, and 250 boreholes.
Project Wise and Bentley Navigator enabled project collaboration and data
standardization, which reduced man-hours by about 15 percent. A significant
part of the final data was published using Bentley Geo Web Publisher and now
enables the authority to monitor gas-tracing sensors located in the galleries
and take precautions in case of emergency, making it an effective emergency
Turkish Hard Coal Mining Authority
Gas Tracing at - 1,000 Meters With Bentley Geo Web Publisher