Ventyx, an ABB company, has announced it has signed a $2.8 million deal with Ma’aden Gold and Base Metals Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ma’aden, the largest mining company in Saudi Arabia.
Ventyx will supply its market-leading mining operations software solutions to enhance planning and performance in Ma’aden’s gold operations. A diversified mining company, Ma’aden will implement Ventyx Intelligent Mining Solutions across the four existing mines of its Ma’aden Gold and Base Metals subsidiary. The company also has plans to significantly expand its gold production in the coming years with a number of new projects due to come online.
“Ventyx has a long and successful record of helping complex, large-scale mining operations such as ours to optimize their performance,” said Yahia AlShangiti, president of Ma’aden Gold and Base Metals Company. “We have been impressed with both the company’s deep domain expertise in mining, and the power and flexibility of the software. We anticipate that Ventyx will be a strong partner for us.”
Specifically, Ma’aden is deploying two core mining applications from Ventyx’s mining software portfolio: Ventyx Production Accounting, which streamlines metal accounting and provides insight into plant performance, and Ventyx MineMarket, which allows mining companies to track ore movements from the mine to the plant, manage stockpiles, track and manage logistics, and manage the complex sales and service contracts related to delivering product to their customers.”
“The Saudi mining sector is growing and widely expected to become a ‘third pillar’ of Saudi Arabian industry,” said Craig Jones, chief operating officer, Ventyx.