Technology Investment Priorities in African Mining, 2014

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 GlobalData’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 GlobalData’s survey of 108 mine managers, procurement managers and other key decision-makers, and focuses in particular on mine management and vehicle-related technologies.

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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.

Companies mentioned

Caterpillar

Anglo American

BHP Billiton

Sandvik

De Beers Consolidated Mines (Finsch Diamond Mine)

Atlas Copco

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 GlobalData

8.6 About GlobalData

8.7 GlobalData’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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