September 27th, 2017 – MICROMINE, the leading provider of intuitive software solutions to the mining and exploration industry, is delighted to announce authorised Reseller BNA Consulting has been awarded the 10th Top Engineering Award from the Alumni Association of Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) as the best engineering and software company for Geological and Mine Modelling, Resources and Reserves.

BNA is a consulting firm based in Brazil focusing on providing technology solutions to the mining sector with a focus on assisting clients reduce costs and increase production. The team is made up of geoscientists, engineers and IT professionals.

This award recognises BNA for its work in the field of Resource and Reserves Evaluation and the provision of top quality Geological and Mining Software. The winner is chosen by the alumni of UFMG (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) in direct consultation with respected top professionals from the industry.

The award is in its 10th year, with BNA taking out the award an incredible 7 times since 2011, which is a credit to the high-quality service the organisation provides to the market.

BNA Senior Technical Advisor Beck Nader said, “We are really honoured to receive this award for a seventh consecutive year, we are always striving to provide the highest quality products and services to our clients and to be recognised like this is really exciting.”

“Micromine’s usability and functionality sets it apart from its competitors. Our clients, which includes students at UFMG”, love using the software” Nader added.

Micromine is a comprehensive and easy to use exploration and mine design solution, which offers integrated tools for modelling, estimation, design, optimisation and scheduling. Users are provided with interactive and easy-to-use modelling, estimation, and design tools to simplify day-to-day design and production tasks.

There are over 60 new graduating mining engineers from UFMG each year, with a lot of these graduates fully proficient in the use of geological software such as Micromine. The software is also used by UFMG for undergraduate teaching and research purposes.

Beck added “over the last 12 months we have had a very strong focus on providing the best possible technical support for our clients, which has been important to our success”.

The UFMG awards ceremony took place at Minas Tênis Clube in Belo Horizonte, on September 21st with BNA’s Pedro Nader on hand to receive the award on behalf of BNA.

MICROMINE is a leading provider of innovative software solutions spanning the entire mining cycle from geological exploration and data management to resource estimation, 3D mine design, planning and production control.


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