Details released for the Senegalese Mining Conference & Exhibition 2016
Mining Global is pleased to announce that we are the partners for the fourth edition of the Senegalese Mining Conference & Exhibition.
Taking place on 8-10 November 2016 in Dakar, Senegal, the event looks set to be the largest mining event in West Africa this year.
The event is organised by the Ministry of Industry and Mines, Republic of Senegal, in partnership with AME Trade Ltd. There will over sixty exhibitors and three hundred participants.
It comes at a time where Senegal is seeing a rapidly developing mining industry with rising production of gold, phosphates, cement and heavy minerals (zicon and titanium).
SIM Senegal will most probably witness the unveiling of the guidelines for Senegal’s new mining code. Topics which will be discussed during the two-day conference will focus on: regional strategies for resource-based development, the mining sector & economic governance, utilising education & science to add value to the mining sector, young miners Panel: how to develop West Africa’s next generation of miners, the mining sector & local development and the mining sectors importance to the Emerging Senegal Plan.
Keynote speakers at SIM 2016 will comprise of:
• His Excellency Macky SALL, President, Republic of Senegal
• H.E. Mrs. Fatima Haram ACYL, Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union
• Ousmane CISSE, Director Mines & Geology, Senegal
• Dr. Morlaye BANGOURA, Commissioner for Energy and Mines, ECOWAS
• Stephane BRABANT, Partner, Co-Head of Global Mining Group, Co-Chairman of Africa Practice Group
• Jacob THAMAGE, Chief Mining Regulatory Officer, African Development Bank
• Lenka BARATOUX, Head of Research, IRD
• Daniel MARINI, General Director, GCO SA
• Prof. Boubacar BAIDARI, Director General, CESAG
• Mamadou MBAYE, Executive Director in charge of Energy & Mines, FONSIS
• Mohamed David MBAYE, Country Manager, Randgold Resources
• Yoston Montoya GARCIA, Phosphates, Analyst, CRU International Ltd
Participants of SIM Senegal will also be able to benefit from pre-event training conducted by West Africa’s most experienced mining lawyers, Maitre Mouhamed KEBE & Aboubacar FALL, Cabinet Geni & Kebe, who will lecture on “Legal Perspectives on Mining Contracts”. Dr Paul Jourdan, a major contributor to the AU “Africa Mining Vision” (2009) and Country Mining Vision (2014) will conduct a workshop on “Implications for the African Mining Vision in a Post Boom West Africa”
Delegates of SIM Senegal will be treated to a special Awards Gala Dinner hosted by Teranga Gold at the Terroubi Hotel on the 9th November. A technical mining site visit will take place on the 10th November to the Grand Cote mining project at Diogo where heavy mineral sands such as zircon, rutile, leucoxene and ilmenite are produced.
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Coal India Secures First-Of-Its-Kind Digital Deal
Coal India Limited (CIL) has appointed Accenture Solutions to digitally transform seven of its open-cast mines as the company strives to improve performance and increase coal production. Accenture is due to lay down digitalisation groundwork until March 2022.
The deal aims to increase coal production by 100 million tonnes (MT) by the end of FY’23. Once the minimum quantity has been surpassed, an agreed sum will be paid to the consultant for every additional sum of coal produced. This success fee will only be paid on the procurement of the minimum assured quantity.
The move will see heavy earth moving machinery (HEMM) fitted with digital sensors to monitor performance efficiency at all levels. Additionally, modern data analytic techniques aim to increase mine productivity and project monitoring through functional system management and effective observation.
An Exciting Venture For Global Mining
CIL, which aims to provide energy security in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner, hopes the move will help transform the entire business of mining operations and ensure higher volumes of coal are acquired at a lower cost.
“This is a first of its kind initiative by the company utilising digitalisation to ramp up coal output,” CIL has said.
A Digital Step Towards Enhanced Performance
Digitalisation is expected to take place at open-cast mines in Kusmunda, Gevra, Dipka of Southern Eastern Coalfields (SECL), Migahi, Jayant, Dudhichua, and Khadia of Northern Coalfields (NCL). Nearly 32% (188 MT) of CIL’s 596 MT output in FY’21 was accounted for by the seven selected mines. However, this new deal is set to see a large increase following the subsequent digital changes due to be made.
“Learning from the outcome and success of this model, we may replicate it in our other large mines,” says CIL, optimistic about the future following the modernisation of their mining.
It is expected that the move will help address roadblocks and guarantee corrective measures are put into place, ensuring the company is able to move forward with its aim of increasing output whilst remaining sustainable and eco-friendly.