INNOVATION IN mININg AND mETALS
The $2.5 billion Simandou Iron ore project is located in a remote region of
Guinea, West Africa. poor base topography and the absence of established
infrastructure make the project particularly challenging. In addition to the mine,
processing facilities, and on-site infrastructure, the project includes a heavy-haul railway spanning over 800 kilometers, and a major port and ship-loading
facilities at conakry on the coast.
Snc-lavalin/minerconsult performed the feasibility study and conceptual
design for the ore mining, stockpile, and rail-loading facilities. Using Bentley’s
integrated products, including microStation and powercivil, the project team
was able to exclude the most expensive earthworks and detect clashes, thereby
lowering costs. When presenting the conceptual design to the client, the 3D
model helped the client to visualize the project.