July 15, 2020, 12:01 pm

Articles - Asset Management

Operations and Maintenance Strategic Plan

At the time that this assignment was conducted, this gold mine was the fourth largest gold mine in Australia, and one of the lowest cost producers. However, forecasts showed that production volumes would drop, and costs would rise as reserves diminished. This called into doubt the long-term viability of the mine. There was an urgent need to identify strategic opportunities to simultaneously increase output and reduce costs.

 

Asset Integrity Management Planning

Following a number of high profile failures, this mine and processing site had begun to focus greater attention on Asset Integrity Management.

 

Asset Management Planning

This hydro-metallurigcal plant represented a significant investment by shareholders, and was at the cutting edge of technology. Unfortunately, the plant was not performing to design capacity, despite the best efforts of site personnel, and the plant was operating at a loss.