Winners of MineDigital Competition at Kazakhstan 2022

Digitalisation of industrial production is one of the priorities of Kazakhstan’s economic development. According to official estimates, the digitalisation can increase the efficiency of almost all enterprises of the mining and metallurgical industry and reduce the cost of mining transportation operations by 10-15 percent. In small and medium-sized enterprises, this potential is up to 50% or more. Many mining and metals companies have already formed a strategy for the digital transformation of production and are studying the possibilities of introducing Industry 4.0 technologies to improve the efficiency of both individual production facilities and large integrated complexes.

The first competition of mining digital transformation technologies in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

MineDigital competition creates an international stage for the presentation of advanced technologies of mining automation and digital transformation. It also provides an independent platform for evaluating the real prospects of implementation of presented technologies at the mining and metals enterprises in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The nature of the competition determines the use of a digital application for selecting the winners. All participants of the MINEX Kazakhstan 2022 Forum will have access to a mobile application that features the list of the presentations. During the sessions of the Mining Goes Digital conference and the Mining Digitalisation Business track  organised on 7 April, the Forum participants will be invited to vote for the presentations they like most.  More than 300 forum participants were invited to vote.

All participants of the competition will receive commemorative diplomas. Presentations that receive the maximum number of votes will be awarded prizes for the first, second, and third places.

First Place

The first place was taken by the presentation “Modernization of the Unified Information Platform for Data PI System. Integration with the ERP system of the enterprise”, presented by Andrey Lozhnikov, Deputy Director of the industrial complex “Kazzinc-Avtomatika” of the company Kazzinc.  The modernization carried out on AVEVA technology provided an effective solution to the complex of production tasks for the centralization of PI System services in Kazzinc, accounting for equipment downtime, the integration of PI System and SAP PM, and the provision of cybersecurity levels.

Second Place

The second place went to the project “From Mine to Port: Value Chain Optimization”, presented by Sergey Mashin, Director of Business Development at AVEVA. This approach improves the transparency and efficiency of operations. Key benefits also include increased productivity, reduced downtime, elimination of redundant operations, efficient energy consumption, and ample opportunity for innovation along the entire value chain, from mine to port.

Third Place

The third place was taken by the presentation “Optimization of production processes of the plant “Pustynnoye” by ” AK Altynalmas” using artificial intelligence applications” by IntelliSense – LAB, presented by the Director Andrey Tyan. The IntelliSense team optimizes the grinding and flotation cycles at the Pustynoye mill. The grinding cycle optimization application allowed the customer to increase processing productivity by reducing overloads, reduce mill downtime caused by unscheduled shutdowns and stabilising the grinding process. A flotation cycle optimization application is under implementation. Expected Benefits: Improved recovery and improved transparency of the process.

We congratulate the winners and wish all the participants of the competition success in improving the efficiency and safety of enterprises of the mining and metallurgical complex of Kazakhstan.

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