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A general digital twin driving mining innovation through statistical and logical modelling

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress 2022 - 2025


Magnus Löfstrand

Research subject

The project is intended to support a more sustainable mining production process by connecting the process model, information model and business model through the digital twin model, which will further sustainability in mining production. The goal with the DT-MINN project is to improve sustainability in terms of extraction of raw materials by further developing the methods and methodologies from DT-SAPS and previous projects by further developing the availability and maintenance simulation modelling, and the logical modelling of technological faults and failures. 

Planned results

The main results will consist of further developed:

  • Distributed simulation digital twin platform for production process availability prediction and maintenance optimisation
  • Interfaces between the above systems and between these systems and primarily Epiroc machinery in the Kaunis IT infrastructure and production process
  • Information models for the above 


  • Örebro University, Mechanical Engineering
  • Umeå University, Computing Science
  • Epiroc Rock Drills AB
  • Kaunis Iron AB
  • MinProc Analys AB

Research funding bodies

  • Vinnova