furkan kasa

Furkan Kasa

MSc. Mining Engineer, PhD. Student

Mining Consultant

About Me

furkan kasa

Personal Info

Name: Furkan Kasa
Date of birth: 1979
Nationality: Turkish
Location: Turkey

About Myself

I’m Furkan KASA, MSc. Mining Engineer, PhD Student at Cukurova University in Adana/Turkey and Mine Operations Manager in Dedeman Mining in Kayseri/Turkey. This is my personal resume blog for my working experiences, academic publications and engineering tips&tricks for companies and mining engineers.

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Experience

Mine Operations Manager

Dedeman Mining

Dedeman Mining

May 2015 - Present

Dedeman is one of the biggest Mining Company in Turkey. Pulpinar Chromite Operation site is in Kayser/Turkey which established 1947 for Chromite ore production. The minesite have undergrounds and open pits and also have 4 kinds of mineral processing facilities (Triage, Jig, MGS and Concentrator). 3 million tonnes chromite ore so far have been produced and shipped outside of country. Company have the quality certificates like ISO 9001 quality management and OHSAS 18001.

In our working area I’m responsible of all stage of production (underground, open pit and mineral prosessing stages) and control, ten days reports, monthly, yearly reports and budget control, annual budgets, mine planning control, occupational health and safety and etc.

I have good computer knowledge and like to design presentation files.

Open-pit Supervisor

Dedeman Mining

Dedeman Mining

2010 - 2015

Mine planning, Drilling&Blasting, Blasting pattern design, weekly, monthly, annual report, budgeting, planning, mine optimization.

Mining Engineer

Dedeman Mining

Dedeman Mining

June 2007 - 2010

As a Mining Engineer in Mineral Processing facilities (concentrator, jig, triage and mgs) : production control, daily processing data control, weakly-monthly reports.

As an Mining Engineer in Undeground Chromite pit: Production control, underground planing, weakly-monthly reports.

Education

Çukurova University

Çukurova University
Doctorate
2016 - Present

Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Mining Engineering.

Çukurova University

Çukurova University
Master Degree
2003 - 2006

Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Mining Engineering.

Çukurova University

Çukurova University
Bachelor' Degree
1998 - 2002

Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Mining Engineering.

My Skills

Professional Skills

  • UG-OP Mine Planning & Design
  • Mine Optimization
  • Mine Valuation
  • Mineral Processing
  • Geostatistical Simulation
  • Budgeting & Financial Analysis
  • Risk Analysis
  • Financial Forecasting
  • International Reserve Reports
  • JORC, NI43-101, UMREK
  • Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility
  • Reporting

Main Expertise

12

YEARS IN MINING

DIFFERENT

MINE OPTIMIZATION

ALGORITHMS

MINE VALUATION

AND RISK ANALYSIS

Software Knowledge

Mining

NETPRO MINE
SIMSCHED DBS - MINE OPTIMIZATION
SGEMS - GEOSTATISTICS
ARCGIS
VENTSIM - MINE VETILATION
AUTOCAD

Software Knowledge

Others

MICROSOFT OFFICE
ADOBE ILUSTRATOR
SAP - CANIAS ERP
AMPL - MATHEMATICAL OPTIMIZATION
PALISADE @RISK - RISK ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION
CODING

Training & Certificates

financial modelling

Fundamentals of Financial Modelling

Date: Feb 20, 2018

Cert. Number: 11263393

Corporate Finance Institute

sqs consulting

Internal Auditor Certificate

Date: 2017

SQS Consulting

ymgv

Operational Control and Productivity Increase in Ore and Coal Preparation

Date: 2010

YMGV

imcet 2019

IMCET 2019 Participation

Date: Apr 16-19, 2019

International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey 2019

Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey

dyno nobel

Dyno-Nobel Seminar Attendance

Date: 2015

Explosives and Surface Blasting Techniques Seminar

Nitro-Mak Dyno Nobel

imps

IMPC Certificate of Attendance

Date: 2008

International Mineral Processing Symposium

Metu

netcad

Ore Modelling, Unground and Open-Pit Design

Date: 2018

NetproMine

mjd

Qualified Persons and UMREK Reserve Reporting Code

Date: 2019

Yermam and Mine Geologists

QA/QC Principals and Techniques Training

Date: 2019

Yermam and Mine Geologists

financial modelling

Mining Valuation

Date: Feb 23, 2018

Cert. Number: 11274774

Corporate Finance Institute

mining consultant

Micromine Mine Optimization Training

Date: June 19, 2019

Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey

By Micromine

Publications

USING GPS TO IMPROVE SAFETY OF PIT IN OPEN-PIT MINING – Master Thesis (2006)

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF FOAM SUPPORT SYSTEM IN DELIKKAYA PB-ZN MINE – PhD Seminar in Çukurova University (2017)

SIMULATION AND COMPARING OF RESULTS BY DIRECT BLOCK SCHEDULING WITH MONTE-CARLO SIMULATION – IMCET 2019 Mining Congress Paper, Apr 16-19, 2019.

Coding Portfolio

Here is my drilling and blasting coding project. (Visual Studio C# and SQL Server)

It will be contain surface and underground blasting pattern calculations, selection of drilling machines, cost calculations, open pit machine selection and design, budgeting etc. It is now beta…

On Media/Interview

Here is my interview with KAYSO about Dedeman Mining and Chromite sector.

Academic Partnership

I’m Academic partner of MiningMath’s SimSched DBS software for mining optimization with a different optimization algorithm called Direct Block Scheduling which use Linear and Mixed-Integer Programming.
mine optimization

MiningMath Associates

“In my case study, the deposit has 480K blocks and SimSched DBS completed the optimization in only 5 or 6 minutes. It is really fast, simple and easy to use.” Furkan Kasa

Our partner, Furkan Kasa, presented a paper on SimSched at International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey (IMCET) 2019, in Antalya/Turkey with local and global companies.

Furkan Kasa is a Mining Engineering from Turkey where he has started his Ph.D. at the Cukurova University Mining Department in Turkey. He has been working in Dedeman Mining Chromite Mine Site in Kayseri/Turkey since 2007. He has experience as in mineral processing, as an underground shift engineer and an open-pit supervisor.

Discover how following his steps here.

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Want to Work with Us?

We can offer you support in your projects with the field experience and highly experienced engineers who specialize in metallic mines.

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