MPPE is part of the Engineering suite of products in Hexagon's MinePlan portfolio. It is designed to provide mine planners with the familiar methodology to generate ultimate pits, plus an abundance of new functionality when it comes to strategic scheduling.
Featuring a modern interface, MPPE allows planners to easily consider multiple potential scenarios both in the pit optimisation and scheduling process using robust case management tools.
Reports are integrated into the interface and can easily be exported to many formats for inclusion in other documents. Pit-by-pit graphs can also be quickly created to identify the ideal ultimate pit.
Dustin Meisburger, product manager at Hexagon, said that MPPE begins a new era in the strategic scheduling space.
"MPPE scheduling uses the same MILP (Mixed Integer Linear Programing) optimisation technology that has made MinePlan Schedule Optimizer the industry standard," he commented. "Together, these solutions make for a formidable engineering package that enables pit optimisation and strategic scheduling to maximise net present value.
"Planners will be able to quickly generate a large number of mining schedule scenarios, with NPV optimised over the life of the mine using multi-period schedule optimisation. This will help to increase overall project NPV by ensuring the best mining strategy is selected."