Press Release

MIND ID Group Tests Digital Application to Manage Waste from Mining Operations

29 March 2022

Jakarta, 25 March 2022 – MIND ID or Mining Industry Indonesia, the Holding State-Owned Enterprise for the Mining Industry, with members PT Aneka Tambang Tbk, PT Bukit Asam Tbk, PT Freeport Indonesia, PT Inalum (Persero) dan PT Timah Tbk, is testing a digital application to raise the effectivity of mining wastewater treatment.  The MASTERMINE application, which is being developed, will facilitate the monitoring of mining wastewater quality with the change from manual to digital.

MIND ID Director of Business Development, Dilo Seno Widagdo, said that “The digital transformation is already the key strategic theme of MIND ID, namely to improve cost competitiveness with digital.  The Company is undertaking efforts on the application of the latest technology and digitalization application through all the value chains for cost efficiencies and sustainability of business.”

The development of the MASTERMINE application is based on waste treatment governance needs, as a commitment to the implementation of good mining practices.  As a Company managing natural resources, the mining and mineral processing operations of the MIND ID Group produce side products that require the highest priority handling.  Waste treatment is one of the sufficiently high-cost elements of mining operations.  The MASTERMINE application is expected to produce 10-20% efficiency value from total waste treatment costs of mining operations.

The basic philosophy of MASTERMINE is the online and easy to use chemical and digitally-integrated system to enable online processing, monitoring and control of the mining wastewater treatment system. Mining operators can monitor the quality of the wastewater and regulate the reagent doses injected into the wastewater, based on real time.

MASTERMINE also has an alert and notification features which function as a warning to operators in the event the quality of mining wastewater declines, in order for corrective actions to be taken immediately by regulating the reagent doses. This digital process ensures the consistency of mining wastewater within the quality standard according to the prevailing regulations.

MASTERMINE is an application developed by the POWERxWIT team – winner of the MIND ID Goes Digital 2021 competition.  The application developed by the young Indonesians is currently being tested at PT Bukit Asam Tbk (Bukit Asam) and is expected to be fully operating in the 4th quarter of 2022.

Rhesa Avila Zainal, POWERxWIT Hustler, said that “The MASTERMINE application proves that young Indonesians are able to support the advancement of the mining industry in Indonesia.  In future, the digitalization climate of the mining industry will accelerate, mining operations become more efficient and environmentally friendly.  The use of digital applications must be a priority for all mineral and coal mining operations in Indonesia.”

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