Dundee Precious Metals

Industry: Natural Resources, Natural Resources, Natural Resources

"TAKING THE LID OFF” at Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech mine

The Challenge

Dundee Precious Metals’ set an objective to double production while reducing costs at its underground Chelopech mine in Bulgaria. 

Dassault Systèmes Response

Dassault Systèmes’ Mine Production Management and Mine Planning software applications employed to form key components of technology backbone at Dundee Precious Metals’ Chelopech mine. By integrating with other vendors’ systems, mining equipment, and an underground Wi-Fi network, the mine is able to visualize its operations in real time.


  • All activities in the mine can be viewed as they happen.
  • Production doubled and unit costs reduced by 44%, without the addition of additional equipment. 
  • Real-time monitoring and production and equipment health reporting.
  • Production problems identified without delay, helping to keep production on track.
  • Labor and equipment utilized more effectively to optimize shift results.

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