Companies depend on Whittle to help them determine their investment strategy and to deliver robust mine plans that maximize profitability by taking into account real mining constraints.
Whittle delivers trusted results and is used in scoping, feasibility, life-of-mine scheduling, and in the ongoing re-evaluation of mine plans throughout the production phase.
Because pit optimization alone is not enough to unlock the full economic potential of your operation, Whittle provides mine optimization, which enables significant increases in project value over and above pit optimization.
With its 64-bit platform, Whittle handles large data sets designed to optimize and run big models.
To aid with these ever increase larger datasets, in addition to Lerchs-Grossmann, Whittle also includes the Pseudoflow algorithm which is renowned for the speed in which it generates pit shells, even for these large datasets.
- Understand the potential value of the deposit.
- Target areas for future drilling
- Establish the economic viability of the deposit and options for capital investment and development strategies.
- Examine sensitivities and assign resources accordingly for future studies.
- Pre-feasibility, Feasibility
- Identify preferred development strategy, capital investment, expected NPV and optimal extraction sequence.
- Calculate sensitivities to develop risk reduction strategy.
- Ascertain final reserve statement for the deposit.
- Bankable Feasibility
- Study expected return on investment.
- Analyze sensitivities and investment risk.
- Consider multiple scenarios for reducing risk.
- Determine strategic direction for the mine; cut-off grade and optimized cut-off grade; mining areas and extraction sequence per period; and development strategies for new mines and push backs.
- Re-evaluate mine plans in response to changing conditions.
- Calculation of annual reserve statement.
Operating System* Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro (32 or 64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Pro and Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 Pro, Enterprise, or Ultimate (32-bit or 64-bit)
Memory For 32-bit operating systems, 4 GB RAM
For 64-bit operating systems, 32 GB RAM or higher
Processor Intel Core i5 2.3Ghz quad core
Disk Drives SATA II HDD or SSD
Graphics Adaptor DirectX or OpenGL card with a minimum of 512 MB dedicated memory
Monitor 20” LCD flat panel
Network Standard 100/1000 Mbps if network license is used
USB Ports Minimum one USB port if a local license is used
*Only the operating systems listed here are supported. Operating systems that are not in the list (for example,Microsoft
Vista and XP) are not supported.