SMEC, a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, has won three asset management contracts in Australia.
A. The Asset Management team secured a fifth project with Flinders Ports following the successful delivery of four projects. The new scope covers Mobile Plant Asset Maintenance Work Instructions and Schedules, where SMEC will evaluate the maintenance strategy of mobile assets at the client’s Townsville Bulk Storage and Handling facility.
B. The Asset Management team will also conduct a physical plant audit and optimise the integrity of plant master data at a Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company – its first contract with this firm. SMEC will improve the integrity of plant master data, and support Reliability Engineers to define work strategy scope and deploy work strategies to improve performance gaps.
C. The third contract is for High Voltage (HV) Electrical Planning with one of the world’s premier suppliers of iron ore. The Asset Management team will undertake maintenance planning and scheduling of all HV electrical work associated with non-process infrastructure utilities lineyard, at the client’s mining operations in Western Australia.
SMEC, a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, has been awarded its second contract with a global multi-metals company. The Asset Management team will develop maintenance plans and work instructions for mobile and fixed equipment at the client’s underground zinc mine complex, located in the south-eastern region of the US. The programme of work will initially focus on three mines in Tennessee and extend to a further three mine sites in the US and Canada.
One of the largest copper-producing companies in the world has engaged SMEC in a service level agreement and a 12-month contract to provide maintenance and reliability support services at the client’s largest underground copper mine, located in Chile. SMEC, in partnership with a major consulting company, has also been granted an extension by Chile’s leading wood pulp and paper company. The extension, scheduled for completion in October 2018, consists of the maintenance process and system support at one of the client’s pulp mills.
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.