May 17, 2020

Alacer Gold Announces Positive Definitive Feasibility Study Results for Turkish Asset

Alacer Gold
European Mining
Definitive Feasibility Study
Admin
1 min
Alacer Gold announces positive DFS results for Turkish asset
Leading intermediate gold producer Alacer Gold has reported promising definitive feasibility study (DFS) results for the processing of sulphide ore at i...

Leading intermediate gold producer Alacer Gold has reported promising definitive feasibility study (DFS) results for the processing of sulphide ore at its Copler mine in Erzincan Province, Turkey.

The company has completed extensive technical, design, engineering and procurement studies in preparing the DFS and will be carrying out basic engineering and further optimization studies, as well as completing the permitting process in advance of a construction decision anticipated in the first quarter of 2015.

The results demonstrate the viability of processing sulphide ore at the mine, thereby extending the mine life while generating attractive and robust financial returns while showing that Alacer is on track with its action plan laid out in September 2013.

Copler was expected to process sulphide ore at a rate of 5 000 t/d and would result in a 20-year mine life for the project. The company had already accumulated a stockpile of more than two-million tonnes of sulphide ore, grading 4.9g/t gold, ready to be processed.

Rod Antal, Alacer’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The results of this DFS are an important and positive milestone for Alacer that not only reconfirms the world class nature of the Çöpler Mine but provides a definitive pathway for Çöpler, and positive cash flow for Alacer for the next 20 years.

A more detailed breakdown of the findings can be found here: http://www.alacergold.com/download/news_releases/news_releases_2014/2014 06 16 DFS FINAL.pdf

 

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Jun 2, 2021

Ericsson Private 5G to transform secure on-site connectivity

Ericsson
Boliden
5G
Smart Mining
3 min
Ericsson Private 5G is a next-gen private cellular 4G & 5G network tailored to drive Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation of industries like mining

Ericsson has launched Ericsson Private 5G. It offers secure and simple 4G LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity primarily targeting manufacturing, mining and process industries, offshore and power utilities, as well as ports and airports.

 

Ericsson

Ericsson Private 5G optimizes and simplifies business operations with cloud-based network management, keeps sensitive data on-premise, has zero downtime upgrades and guarantees high performance through Service-Level Agreements (SLAs).

It is easily installed within hours at any facility and can be scaled to support larger coverage areas, more devices and higher capacity when needed. The product is designed to be flexible and will support a range of deployment sizes, depending on requirements, to suit varied needs. Businesses can manage their networks and integrate with IT/OT systems via an open API.

5G

Ericsson Private 5G builds upon Ericsson’s 4G/5G radio and dual mode core technology, enabling a wide variety of use cases for both indoor and outdoor environments while integrating well with business operations, devices and applications. As a result, companies can improve productivity, give their customers more value and provide better working environments for employees.

Innovative use cases include tracking assets and real-time automation to improve productivity in warehouses, and a digital twin that can help to optimize manufacturing operations. Efficient quality inspections can also be performed via augmented reality or smart surveillance drones to increase worker safety, particularly in potentially hazardous environments such as ports and mines.

Boliden

Ericsson already has a significant track record of operational 4G and 5G private network deployments with customers worldwide. Ericsson Private 5G builds on the success of that solution portfolio and deployment insights, as well as insights from projects such as 5G-Industry Campus Europe.

Peter Burman, Program Manager Mine Automation, at Swedish mining company Boliden, commented: “Automation, and safety through automation in our mining operations is an absolute must for us. Ericsson Private 5G is exactly what Boliden needs to bring high quality, fast and secure connectivity into potentially hazardous environments allowing us to mobilize efficiency and safety improving use cases.

Niels König, Coordinator 5G-Industry Campus Europe, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT added: “Private 5G networks are highly attractive for producing companies because of the uncompromised performance that 5G can bring, allowing them to tackle the challenges of production. Efficiently deploying and using network solutions in enterprises requires simplicity in installation, flexibility in connecting to existing production IT and lean operations while at the same time being able to scale the network to meet future challenges. Ericsson Private 5G delivers exactly these capabilities.”

Ericsson

Enterprise Networks

Leo Gergs, Senior Analyst, ABI Research, noted: “With this new offering, Ericsson will be able to address key trends in the enterprise cellular market.  The value proposition will appeal to operators and service providers as the solution hides technology complexity and therefore reduces the barrier of entry to deployment for many different flavors of enterprise networks.”

Thomas Noren, Head of Dedicated Networks, Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, Ericsson, revealed: “With Ericsson Private 5G, we take the best of Ericsson’s current portfolio and top it up with the best of our new technology. We do this to give businesses what they need to improve productivity, enable new offerings and give employees a better working environment. With Ericsson Private 5G, we also give operators a better way to serve business customers and leverage their assets - in short, to grow beyond mobile broadband.”

Ericsson recently joined a three-year initiative to develop autonomous, carbon-neutral mining processes supported by 5G connectivity. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, the $16mn Next-Generation Carbon-Neutral Pilots for Smart Intelligent Mining Systems (NEXGEN SIMS) project is being coordinated by Swedish mining and infrastructure equipment manufacturer, Epiroc, in cooperation with a range of industry-diverse partners, including: Ericsson, K+S, Boliden, Agnico Eagle Finland, KGHM Polska and Luleå University of Technology.

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