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Centerra Gold

Implementing operational consistency and best practices in mining in less than 100 days with ABB Ability™ Ellipse® EAM

The client

The Öksüt Gold Project, located in the Kayseri province of south-central Turkey, was originally an exploration joint venture between Centerra and Stratex International formed in 2009. By 2013, Centerra Gold, the largest Western-based gold producer in Central Asia, became the sole owner of the Öksüt Gold Project.  

The challenge

The change to independent operations became a catalyst for Centerra Gold to standardize its business processes across several diverse mines and office locations – so began its evaluation of enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to find the one that would best fit its needs.

The solution

Centerra evaluated several EAM and ERP solutions. Ultimately, Centerra identified that it was not just consistency that they needed, but rather to consistently apply mining operation best practices across locations. 

For this reason, Centerra chose ABB Ability™ Ellipse® EAM.

As a leader in EAM, ABB understands the challenges that time- and cost-constrained companies face when implementing such a robust solution. So when ABB introduced the ability to implement Ellipse EAM with pre-configured industry best practices learned over time, Centerra knew that it would have minimal project risk.

Ellipse EAM’s preconfigured functionality meant that Centerra could take advantage of time-tested processes in mining operations at the onset. Additionally, less customization would require a shorter implementation window as well as fewer resources for implementation and ongoing administration.


Location Turkey
Industry Mining

Solutions used

ABB Ability™ Ellipse® EAM

“We know that Ellipse EAM will provide increased efficiency in our day-to-day operations. We also expect to see an additional return on our investment through enhancements to our business and operational practices.”

– Adil Mehmood, Director of IT and Communications, Centerra Gold

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