Thriveni, Zyfra to implement first “Intelligent Mine” project in India


Thriveni Earthmovers Private Limited (Thriveni), through its joint venture TSMPL operates India’s largest energy conglomerate NTPC’s flagship Pakri Barwadih Coal Mining Project (PBCMP) in Jharkhand, India. Thriveni has awarded Zyfra the contract to implement its Intelligent Mine solution at PBCMP.

Zyfra’s mining division (formerly – VIST Group) is one of the global leaders in the automation of large mining companies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

“A number of diverse factors contributed to our decision to partner with Zyfra.  My underpinning requirements have been world-class technology, flexibility in approach and adaptability to an Indian operating environment.  Our investment to collaborate with Zyfra is to ensure the latest technology intelligence like IIOT and AI capabilities are available,” said B. Prabhakaran, Managing Director of Thriveni.

“Today we see a request from the market to improve the entire production chain efficiency, not its separate elements. We are ready to offer to our customer’s single digital platform by the principle “Mine to Mill”, which will allow integrating different data into one digital layer and result into the optimization of the processes with the help of Artificial Intelligence,” Pavel Rastopshin, Managing Director of Zyfra.

Zyfra’s Intelligent Mine solution includes ZM Karier: Mine Fleet Management System with automatic dispatch system of haul trucks, ZM Drill: Automated Drilling and Blasting Control System and ZM Scarex: Machine Guidance Digging Systems, integrated with Payload and Fuel Level Monitoring System, Tyre Management System, Equipment Diagnostic Systems and other resource planning and application software for data import and export related to planning, production, equipment performance, manpower attendance, real-time analytics. The customer has remote access from anywhere to the existing network, which will available in English, Hindi and other vernacular languages as required.

Zyfra will supply, install, configure, integrate a complete package of equipment, and then operate, maintain the system and impart training for a period of one year.

Automatic dispatching and optimization software allocates mining equipment, creates a schedule and assign routes to mobile equipment according to the production objectives in real-time. The payload and fuel level monitoring system allows optimizing the average payload of haul trucks and eliminating underloading and overloading. Using Intelligent Mine, connected workforce and well-informed operators would enable better safety practices and add real business value to mining operations.

“With every passing year, mining operations are carried out in progressively more complex and dangerous geological and climatic conditions. In order to increase production efficiency in accordance with industrial safety standards, there is a need to develop innovative solutions for the mining industry, including dispatching and diagnostic systems, autonomous or unmanned control systems for dump trucks and drilling rigs and predictive maintenance, and analytics for solving mining process optimization problems. Unmanned vehicles are the key to innovation in the mining industry,” said Liana Meliksetyan, Chief Operating Officer of Zyfra.  

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Thriveni Earthmovers Private Limited is a world-class mining solution provider having projects in India and Internationally. The company has more than 2 decades of expertise in maintaining an innovative culture to continually improve from both a safety and operational perspective. Thriveni, in partnership with Sainik Mining as Thriveni Sainik Mining Private Limited is operating PBCMP a greenfield project which was awarded by NTPC (the largest power producer in India) in November 2015 and commenced coal production in January 2017.

Pakri Barwadih Coal Mining Project was recently recognized as best model-mine by DGMS, has established its niche in technology adoption by using Unmanned Aerial Survey (UAS) on a regular basis for mine planning and volume estimation.

Zyfra is an international company, which provides IIoT and AI-based solutions for the industrial sector. The company successfully cooperates with mining companies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. For the last 7 years, Zyfra has been investing in future technologies in mining, such as autonomous dump trucks, autonomous drilling rigs and predictive analytics for different applications in mining.


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