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"Digit" and "The first mining company" will implement solutions on the basis of artificial intelligence on Far North

Customers: The first mining company

Mineral extraction

Contractors: Digit
Product: VG Karier Intellectual pit Automated control system for the Mining-transport complex

Project date: 2019/06

2019: The memorandum of cooperation in implementing solutions on the basis of AI

"The first mining company" and Tsifra group signed on June 7, 2019 the memorandum of understanding concerning cooperation in implementing solutions on the basis of artificial intelligence for mining and processing production.

The document was signed by the chief executive of "The first mining company" Igor Semyonov and the CEO of Tsifra group Igor Bogachyov.

The parties intend to consider the possibility of the project on robotization and remote control of the career equipment on the Pavlovsk field where it is going to construct the most northern mining enterprise of Russia. For this purpose within 45 days the bilateral working group will be created. Memorandum validity period – three years.

The Rosatom state corporation and "The First Mining Company" pay special attention to security issues on production. We begin this work in advance already the first ore was extracted using the latest technologies in the safest conditions. Cooperation with Digit having experience of development of digital intellectual technologies will promote it — Igor Semyonov is convinced.

Work of the enterprise in extreme climatic conditions becomes complicated, including such factors as the high cost of resources and to special requirements to labor safety. The robotic systems which are offered by our affiliated enterprise "VIST Group", including "An intellectual pit" allow to reduce equipment downtimes by 10-20%, costs for maintenance for 15-18% that as a result leads to decrease in cost of production by 2-3%", - Igor Bogachyov noted.

"The intellectual pit" is a complex of digital technologies of management of production processes of open mining operations on the basis of the robotic loading transport systems and also industry solutions in the field of Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. One of features of a system — a possibility of mineral extraction in hardly accessible and remote regions with difficult climatic and mining-and-geological conditions.