Not getting the blast you want?
We provide you with expert advice on how to optimise your drilling and blasting operations, so that your overall operating costs can be maximised. This includes, blast optimisation, excavator productivity, crusher performance and mill throughout.
Focusing on Drilling and Blasting optimisation programs, our main aim is to prove to clients that if they maximise their drilling and blasting the effects of optimal blasting on the whole mineral recovery process is immense, from excavator (digger) productivity, tire life, crusher throughput and power consumption, to reduced workloads on the mill.
It is common for mines to experience problems with their blasting operations, but frequently this can be ignored. Drilling & Blasting is an operation that needs full time attention. This is where the mining operation starts, get it wrong here and the whole operation will not perform to expectations.
Mining Consultancy Services
Blast Pattern Optimisation
Feasibility study designs and costs proposals
Blast Cost Optimisation Studies
Mine-to-Mill studies and programs
Ore Dilution Mitigation
The dilution of your ore by blasting is inevitable purely by the very nature of the operation.
A Mining Engineer and D&B specialist with more than 20 years of open-cut and underground experience, in technical, production and management roles. Andrew’s focus on improved D&B outcomes, through the integration of planning, design, and monitoring systems, the training of engineers and shot crews, and the efficient implementation of site processes has lead to step changes in blast performance for many customers.
I provide independent Drilling & Blasting (D&B) optimisation/reviews to operating mines and review D&B plans for prefeasibility phase mines. I mentor young/inexperienced D&B engineers in operating mines where adequate training and/or succession planning isn’t readily available. I evaluate all aspects of the D&B process, from D&B design thru to on-bench loading to KPI tracking. My primary focus is to provide valuable optimisation recommendations to the mine. I am a low cost provider who genuinely enjoys D&B optimisation and mentoring.