OZ Minerals, Australia

Carrapateena is located in South Australia on the eastern margin of the Gawler Craton. It is an underground mine located in the highly prospective Gawler Craton in South Australia approximately 160km north of Port Augusta.

Carrapateena produced first concentrate in December 2019 following a three-year construction period and is targeting a 12 month ramp up period to achieve a production rate of 4.25 Mtpa, provided the cave propagates as expected.

It is an underground sub-level cave operation with an estimated mine life of 20 years. A feasibility study is underway into the future expansion of the bottom half of the operation into a block cave.

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The challenge

OZ Minerals required an interoperable and sustainable technical data management system for the Carrapateena facility to seed their O&M System, SAP S4/HANA. The underground Mine and Process facility needed to digitise the design handover deliverables and documentation in a structured and connected output for the Mine, Process Facilities and Infrastructure; so that it could be managed, shared, with an auditable management of change, in order to make more efficient use of the digitised data with confidence and the data can be trusted for O&M use.

The solution in 3 simple steps


CLS360 was installed to provide structure and business rules for the technical data for Mine, Process Facility resource assets, improving the Facility for the operational and maintenance activities including all supportive digital data content and documents to OZ Minerals standards.


PIM360 was configured, based on the SAP S4/HANA structure created in CLS360 and all technical data imported from multiple data sources and document management systems. This included applications such as Aconex and PIM360 managed the transfer of data to SAP S4/HANA.

Connected data

All Facilities data was then harvested from Document and Drawing received on handover. Data can be measured for completeness and any duplicated data identified before being accepted via the business rules defined in CLS360.

Over time, we realised more value with the solution, we now use PIM360 as our source of truth for E&M data.

Adrian Stanley Superintendent - Asset Management

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With the Datum360 tools, we have met our critical milestones with the implementation of SAP PM for our new mining operations.

Adrian Stanley Superintendent - Asset Management

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