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Capex return assessment: Successfully comparing multiple mines using different mining methods


Underground coal miner needed to establish baseline figures and compare performance to benchmarks to set up a business case for employing new technology

Our Approach:

  • Determine a baseline consistent across sites
  • Conduct internal comparisons to determine current potential by implementing best practices across sites
  • Employ external benchmarking to identify further opportunity to:
    • Increase volumes
    • Reduce costs
    • Improve labor productivity


  • Standardized and directly comparable metrics across different sites
  • Internal identification of best practices and potentials
  • Potential identification from external competitors performing in similar cutting conditions and in depth information about the equipment utilized
Mn tonnes average potential production increase per longwall
Mn A$ average potential reduction per longwall