Aspen Technology mining growth target Micromine says it has deployed its Pitram mine fleet management system to more than 60 of the “largest mining operations around the world”, and they now include the Goldrush underground gold mine in Nevada, USA.
AspenTech lobbed its US$623 million Micromine purchase offer last year – gleefully accepted by the private Australian software firm’s owners – but the deal is yet to clear final regulatory hurdles. The suitor says that should happen by the end of this month.
Pitram was originally developed and commercialised in the 1980s by Perth mathematician Ray Ballantyne before it was snapped up by Micromine, which gained entry in the US market 20 years ago via a significant Pitram sale to Newmont Mining.
Newmont jointly owns Goldrush operator, Nevada Gold Mines, with Barrick Gold.
“We believe in the power of data-driven decision-making, and we look forward to continuing to evolve with the innovative Nevada Gold Mines team to support their growth ambitions,” Micromine Pitram Americas head, Erich Guevara, said.
“If you don’t have access to real-time information, you don’t have the granularity required to make the best decisions possible on key areas, including shift planning, material inventory management and safety.”