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Maptek to buy out Minlog

Privately-owned mining software leader Maptek is taking over production management and management information systems technology maker Minlog.
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Maptek is moving to take full control of Minlog

The mining software producer has had a stake in Minlog for several years and will move to full ownership over the next 18 months.

Production management data is considered a key part of Maptek's offering going forward.

Maptek managing director Peter Johnson said there was a huge gain in performance and efficiency to be had by combining the data models used in mine planning with the systems and processes applied in mine operations.

"The orebody knowledge and characteristics have an impact on mine performance well after the planning stages are complete but there has been little ability to refer to and make decisions with the benefit of that orebody knowledge in a tactical, operational decision support capacity in a mine production environment," Johnson said.

"Minlog has been very successful at developing and deploying reliable, robust operational data models of operational environments.

"The technology enables us to start delivering these integrated mining systems across the planning and execution divide."

Minlog managing director Karel Gilliland said the company leveraged flexible service bus integration and a cloud or server hosted data lake containing a validated and contextualised digital record of all equipment and mining fleet being tracked.

"This enables us to deliver a powerful range of production management functionality across the whole supply chain in a mine," Gilliland said.