Carbones del Cerrejón operates an open pit coal mine, 150km rail line, and the Puerto Bolivar export terminal.
In a series of studies, Ausenco examined expansion options to increase exports to 40 mt/y. We developed a detailed supply chain model to evaluate the proposed expansion options. We evaluated key metrics including:
- the throughput capacities of the mine, rail and port operations
- expected ship queuing
- blending requirements at the mine
- the impact of major unplanned downtime.
Our model included all operations from the run-of-mine stockpiles to the port and was based on extensive analysis of actual operating data.