Polymathian named as finalist in the Electric Mine Simulation crowd challenge


Polymathian is honoured to be among the five teams selected to participate in the Electric Mine Consortium's Electric Mine Simulation crowd challenge in partnership with OZ Minerals.

Simulation Team Leader Colin Eustace said of Polymathian's participation, "We are excited to be involved in this transformational shift in mine design and operations. Simulation will play an important part in finding the best path towards net-zero emissions for the resources industry".


The finalist include:

  • Polymathian – Colin Eustace, Michael Dallimore, Steven Donaldson and Mitchel Grice are experts in solving complex planning and scheduling problems for the industry. Their solution is to provide a widely used scalable simulation model platform to model large and complex operations, from mining and processing to full supply chain operations.
  • SimGenics – Abrie Venter and Kobus Viljoen are using a software platform that can integrate continuous and discrete-event simulation tools from multiple vendors into one solution.
  • Simulation Engineering Technologies – Jaco Botha, Henk Jenkinson, Fredrik Sundqvist and Marco Agas are the team behind a mine simulator (SimMine®) that allows for the construction of a complete mine simulation, including development, production and ore handling systems.
  • MathWorks – Wilco Volwerk, Peter Brady, Ruth-Anne Marchant and Sam Oliver are using a mathematical computing software that can be used to model dynamic, discrete and continuous processes with multiple time scales to create a mine simulation framework.
  • First Mode – Aidan Morgan, Jan Haak and Clara Sekowski represent a creative engineering company, utilising modelling and simulation to inform design decisions and optimise the use of technology.

The five teams were selected from 179 particpants from around the world. The teams will now work together to create an open architecture simulation platform for electric mine design in support of Electric Mine Consortium's mission to achieve a zero emissions future.


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