RungePincockMinarco to provide software for major zinc miner

Glencore’s majority owned company Kazzinc, one of the world’s largest zinc miners and Kazakhstan’s largest gold miner, has selected RungePincockMinarco (RPM) software to boost productivity.

Kazzinc selected RPM and their Enterprise Planning Platform, which will be implemented in conjunction with SAP. This enterprise approach will complement their planned investment in SAP and enhance their operational planning procedures.

RPM CEO Richard Mathews said their software will support productivity improvements Kazzinc is striving to achieve.

“I firmly believe that continuous data interchange between the mining industries’ two major software providers will drive operational and financial benefits right across Kazzinc’s business,” he said.

Data will be exchanged between the systems using RPM’s SAP certified integration. Kazzinc will use SAP’s Hana platform combined with RPM’s budgeting and forecasting system to deliver operational, plant and maintenance budgets and life of mine forecasts.

Kazzinc will also implement RPM scheduling and simulation applications in their open pit and underground operations which will link into the budgeting solutions.

Adoption of these digital tools and capabilities from RPM will provide improved operating efficiency as well as the ability to develop and deliver more accurate and agile planning in real-time. This will also maximise profit and performance across their mining value chain.

The project will be rolled out across the Kazzinc operations, which include four underground mines, two open pit mines, a concentrator plant and their central planning office.

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