Our client needed to assess their operational readiness to identify and close any gaps/weaknesses in their transition plans, including both risk mitigation and contingency.
In order to remove the 'contractor margin' and to obtain improved control of its operations (and associated improvement opportunities), the client decided to insource and transition to an owner‑operate model.
on time and within the original budget, fully successful transition to owner-operate
reduction in operating cost
production increase, exceeding pre-owner mining production levels
value of new fleet of open pit heavy equipment procured and expedited (including 29 haul trucks)
By working closely with the client to ensure the effective implementation of the designed management operating system and continuous improvement disciplines, cost reduction and production improvement has been maintained – driven by continuously improving drill yield, drill penetration, excavator productivity, truck cycle time and truck fill factor.