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Technology Investment Priorities in African Mining, 2014

  • December 2014
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  • Global Data
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  • 41 pages

Synopsis
In July to September 2014, Timetric surveyed 108 mine managers, maintenance managers, procurement managers and other key decision-makers in over 100 operating African mines. The survey primarily assessed heavy mobile equipment, however respondents were also asked about their practices and preferences in areas such as mining software, technology, and maintenance.

Areas of analysis include:

- Customer priorities for investments in the coming two years, into 12 areas of technology. These include machine automation, mine design software, environmental monitoring, fatigue management, and fleet management to name a few.

- Focus on the responses that outline those who already have the technology on site and wanted to increase investments, and those who do not have the technology on site and want to begin investing.

- In depth analysis of technology grouped into either mine management software or vehicle related technologies. With the two major technology categories analysed across a range of areas. Respondents are divided between the commodities they produce, with the main sectors being precious metals, base metals and coal mines. Also mine types are looked into, with respondents opting between having surface or underground mining operations.

- Regional comparisons are made between respondents in both of these technology categories. South Africa is a world leader in mining and those respondents from the region are compared with the rest of Africa.

- Outlining the position companies have on utilizing autonomous vehicles in their operations from the coming 2 to 10 years. Insight into investments into this important area between particular commodities, regional comparison with South African respondents and those from the rest of Africa.

Summary
Overall trends in the data revealed:

-The majority of respondents plan to increase investments in fatigue management software and collision avoidance/proximity detection technologies.
- 60% or more of mines have already invested in mine management-related software and technology.
- Technology with the lowest presence on sites include real-time video training, and remote-control equipment/machine automation.
- Environmental monitoring investments are set to increase for those working in coal and precious metal mines.
- Only 12% of respondents currently use autonomous vehicles, and only 6% are planning to implement autonomous vehicles on site in the coming two years.
- South African mines have a higher rate of planned investments in vehicle-related technology than other African nations.
- Safety is the number-one driver of technology investment. No matter how data analyzed, safety continually drives the need to invest in technology.

Scope
Technology Investment Priorities in African Mining, 2014 published by Timetric’s Mining Intelligence Centre, provides readers with a detailed analysis of investment intentions in 12 areas of technology in the African mining sector. The analysis is based upon Timetric’s survey of 108 mine managers, procurement managers and other key decision-makers, and focuses in particular on mine management and vehicle-related technologies.

Reasons To Buy
- Understand what factors most influence technology investment, and how this varies by company size and type.
- Target the segments with the highest opportunity for technology products and services, based on mine type, region, company size and commodity.
- Segment the market according to those full invested, those partially invested and those not considering investment in each technology.

Key Highlights
- The top two areas for future technology investment are fatigue management and collision avoidance/proximity-detection tools. These technologies tackle safety issues faced by operators on a day to day level.

- A significant share of companies in South Africa have invested and are planning further investments into vehicle-related technologies, when compared with the rest of Africa. Of the 19% that had yet to invest in fleet management technologies, all were considering doing so within the next two years.

- South African mines, in comparison to those in other African nations, had invested far more in mine-site technologies and a large proportion of mines had already full invested in a number of technologies with no further investments were planned. In particular, 38% had full invested in mine scheduling and optimization software and 35% in mine design and modelling software.

- Only a small percentage of respondents have autonomous vehicles currently active on site (12%). With an even smaller percentage (6%) considering implementing the technology in the coming 2 years. A large proportion, 38%, do not expect to autonomous vehicles at their mines in the foreseeable future.

Table Of Contents

Technology Investment Priorities in African Mining, 2014
Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2 Technology Investments and Intentions In Africa
2.1 Benchmarking Investment Intentions across 12 Technologies
3 Technology Investments and Intentions for Mine Management
3.1 Technology Investments into Mine Management Tools
3.2 African Vehicle Emission Standards as a Driver for Investment in Emissions Management Systems
3.3 Mine Management Technology Investment by Mine Type
3.4 Mine Management Technology Investment by Commodity
3.5 Mine Management Technology Investment by Company Size
3.6 Mine Management Technology Investment by Location ? South Africa against the Rest of Africa
4 Technology Investments and Intentions for Vehicles
4.1 Overview of Vehicle-Related Technologies Investments and Intentions
4.2 Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Company Size
4.3 Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Mine Type
4.4 Vehicle-Related Technology Investment by Location ? South Africa against the Rest of Africa
4.5 Automation in Mining Equipment and Autonomous Vehicles
5 Safety is the Key Driver of Technology Investment
6 Appendix I
7 Appendix II
7.1 Survey Background
7.2 Analysis of the Survey Sample
8 Appendix III
8.1 What is This Report About?
8.2 Methodology
8.3 Secondary Research
8.4 Primary Research
8.5 Contact Timetric
8.6 About Timetric
8.7 Timetric's Services
8.8 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Respondents' Intentions to Invest in 12 Mine-Site Technologies (%), 2014
Table 2: Ranking of Dominant Driver of Technology Investments (%), 2014
Table 3: Mine Management Tool Investment by Surface Mine (%), 2014
Table 4: Mine Management Tools Investment by Underground Mines (%), 2014
Table 5: Mine Management Tools Investment by Both Surface and Underground Mines (%), 2014
Table 6: Mine Management Investment by Precious Metals (%), 2014
Table 7: Mine Management Investment by Base Metals (%), 2014
Table 8: Mine Management Technology Investments by Coal Mines (%), 2014
Table 9: Mine Management Technology Investments by Company Size (%), 2014
Table 10: Mine Management Technology Investments in South Africa and Africa (%), 2014
Table 11: Mine Management Technology Investments in South Africa by Company Size (%), 2014
Table 12: Vehicle Technology Investments (%), 2014
Table 13: Vehicle Technology Investments by Company Size (%), 2014
Table 14: Vehicle Technology Investments by Mine Type (%), 2014
Table 15: Vehicle Technology Investment in South Africa VS Africa (%), 2014
Table 16: Ranking of Dominant Driver for Technology (%), 2014
Table 17: Ranked 1 Driver for Technology Divided by Commodity (%), 2014
Table 18: Respondent Plans on using Autonomous Vehicles on Site (%), 2014
Table 19: Underground and Surface Respondent Plans on using Autonomous Vehicles (%), 2014

List of Figures
Figure 1: Respondents' Intentions to Invest in 12 Mine-Site Technologies (%), 2014
Figure 2: Top Areas for Future Technology Investment (%), 2014
Figure 3: Main Driver of Technology Investment (%), 2014
Figure 4: Respondents' Intentions to Invest in 12 Mine-Site Technologies (%), 2014
Figure 5: Mine Management Technology Investment (%), 2014
Figure 6: Mine Management Technology Investment by Type of Mine (%), 2014
Figure 7: Mine Management Technology Investment by Commodity (%), 2014
Figure 8: Mine Management Tool Investments Planned - Comparison for Precious Metals, Base Metals and Coal (%), 2014
Figure 9: Mine Management Technology Investments by Company Size (%), 2014
Figure 10: Mine Management Technology Investments in South Africa against the Rest of Africa (%), 2014
Figure 11: Mine Management Technologies Already In Place in South Africa with No Planned Additional Investment (%), 2014
Figure 12: Mine Management Technology Investments by Company Size in South Africa (%), 2014
Figure 13: Mine Management Technology Investments in South Africa by Major Commodities (%), 2014
Figure 14: Vehicle-Related Technology Investments and Intentions (%), 2014
Figure 15: Planned Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Company Size (%), 2014
Figure 16: Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Mine Type (%), 2014
Figure 17: Vehicle-Related Technology Investments - South Africa against the Rest of Africa (%), 2014
Figure 18: Vehicle-Related Technology Investments in South Africa by Commodity (%), 2014
Figure 19: Breakdown of Vehicle-Related Technology Investments by Mine Type in South Africa (%), 2014
Figure 20: Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles on Site (%), 2014
Figure 21: Underground and Surface Respondent Plans for Using Autonomous Vehicles on Site (%), 2014
Figure 22: Remote Control/Machine Automation Implemented on Sites by Commodity (%), 2014
Figure 23: Underground Mines with Remote Control/Machine Automation Implemented on Site by Commodity (%), 2014
Figure 24: Ranking of Dominant Driver for Technology (%), 2014
Figure 25: Ranked 1 Driver for Technology by Commodity (%), 2014
Figure 26: Survey Respondents by Country (%), 2014
Figure 27: Survey Respondents by Mine Type (%), 2014
Figure 28: Survey Respondents by Commodity (%), 2014

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