Project controls in mining industry

ICEC World Congress 2022: A conversation with Aafje Jansen-Romijn and Stefan Bakker from Cleopatra Enterprise

As the ICEC World Congress 2022 (12-15 June) is approaching with Cleopatra Enterprise being the Platinum Sponsor of the event, we wanted to get into the depths of this glorious partnership between Cost Engineering, the owner company of Cleopatra, and ICEC & DACE. We sat down over a cup of coffee with Aafje Jansen-Romijn (Managing Director, Cost Engineering) and Stefan Bakker (Senior VP Business, Cost Engineering) for them to share personal insights and memories.

  • The Energy Transition: How the growing demand for metals is fueling Mining Projects

    The energy transition is happening right now: the world is moving to a cleaner infrastructure. To make this happen, there is an increasing demand for metals such as copper, lithium, and nickel. These metals are needed to make the green transition possible. Therefore, experts expect a massive increase in mining project development and this doesn’t come without challenges.

  • Project cost management: Common misconceptions about cost engineering

    Not everyone is familiar with cost engineering in the field of project controls. In the project team around you probably everyone has their own idea of how to assign costs and control the project. Let’s get some common misconceptions out of the way.

  • Determining productivity factors in Project Cost Management

    Project costs are derived from the required resources needed to complete the objective, which might be anything from constructing a new facility to replacing parts to comply with new safety requirements. The resources involved can be classified as time, money, labor, and materials.

  • Monitoring ROI during a project - Beware the Concorde Fallacy

    The Concorde airliner project was a revolutionary international collaboration in the 1960s between the French aerospace manufacturer Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation. The team was able to design and manufacture a Supersonic passenger jet. A total of twenty aircraft were built, including six prototypes and development aircraft. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h at cruise altitude), more than twice the speed of conventional aircraft. The aircraft is regarded by many as an aviation icon and an engineering marvel.