Surbana Jurong’s first asset management win in West Africa
SMEC, a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, has been engaged by mining company Newmont (Ghana) to provide consultancy services for Asset Management and Condition Monitoring Training. It is the Surbana Jurong Africa division’s first asset management project in West Africa.
Newmont’s Asset Management programme in West Africa has matured in recent years, evolving from a tactical approach to a strategic regional programme. Its next step is to build a sustainable Asset Management competency level. In Ghana, Newmont is seeking to close the skills and knowledge gaps coupled with applying the skills and knowledge gained by individuals in training. SMEC’s team will provide a comprehensive Asset Management Training Programme to Newmont’s technical employees in Ghana, with courses covering Reliability Engineering, Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Planning. Training will be carried out at Newmont’s Ahafo and Akyem mines.
SMEC’s scope of work also includes assessing site conditions and maturity, testing competency frameworks against job descriptions, and developing a mentorship model. The project, which has a duration of 18 months, will see SMEC provide a collaborative training approach, using a mix of standard material and customised solutions to match the operating maturity of Newmont.