Optimise equipment performance

Asset performance & mechanical maintenance improvement

WHAT WE OFFER

Asset performance improvement

& outsourced mechanical maintenance services

Tacmin's asset performance improvement approach which features a clear set of objectives for the delivery process, is aimed at maximising performance for the customer at the project level and maintenance services offered are aimed at the complete maintenance chain, from​​​​​​​

Asset life-cycle benchmark management

Asset needs analysis & procurement

Maintenance system design

Technical information & spares

Project management

Procurement & execution

Contract management

Maintenance management

Always customisable to client demand with the highest standards for the quality and safety of all services delivered.

Asset performance improvement

Tacmin expertise has since inception delivered consultancy and project management services to mining companies, worked along with executive management, mining and mechanical engineers of numerous multi-commodity mines in delivering mining projects on-time, on-budget at optimal cost-to-client through adopting and implementing Lean principals in mining, engineering and asset performance improvement.

 

In addition, to eliminating inefficiencies during mining processes, we apply Lean principles and techniques to all project management processes, including asset performance and mechanical maintenance. Testimony of our customers, during two decades of applying our traditional mining project decision and execution services, is our ability to optimise asset performance and through analysis and control during implementation detect and identify areas that give cause to less than optimal mechanical availabilities.

 

Established over two decades, on the strength of the reputation that Tacmin has earned in this space, Tacmin’s outsourced mobile mining equipment maintenance offering provides for a radical transformation of the approach to asset performance improvement.

 

Renowned for their owner's team consultancy and project management approach, Tacmin Madini’s outsourced mechanical maintenance services, remain true to the business processes that have  been adopted and familiar to our customers.

Tacmin operational models are based on asset management best practices

We offer a range of partnership services to support you in implementing best practices on outsourcing.

 

Based on your business challenges and present capabilities, we will work with you to develop a tailored contract model. We apply our best practices on these activities to make sure we can run them for you better, faster, cheaper because our experts have a unique skill set in:

 

Mining equipment knowledge

The management of physical assets such as mobile equipment focuses at a strategic level on establishing, operating and maintaining an asset portfolio that is aligned with the organisation’s strategic objectives, within the context of the regulatory and broader organisational environment. At an operational management and technical level this necessitates the need for in-depth understanding of asset management principles and processes, enhanced by specialised technical knowledge and techniques related to aspects such as design analysis, data acquisition, condition monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics as well as finite element analysis – all within the context of asset lifecycle management.

Asset life-cycle decision analysis

For more than twenty-one years we performed real-time decision making, risk assessments, valuations and comparisons during mining industry related trade-off studies, benchmarking, mine optimisation, operations improvement, equipment performance, mineability studies, capital and operating cost studies with the aid of a well-established decision analysis. Tacmin’s mechanical maintenance analysis process is totally integrated with an asset performance analysis that is directly connected to the mine production schedule.

 

Asset performance improvement

Tacmin Madini applies Lean principals to all aspects of open-pit mines with the objective to reduce and eliminate inefficiencies and improve operational performance. The management of mobile mining equipment assets and mechanical maintenance focuses at a strategic level on establishing, operating and maintaining an asset portfolio that is aligned with strategic mine engineering objectives.

Tacmin Madini offers the full range of specialist engineering, construction and asset management expertise

Extensive Mining Equipment Knowledge

The management of physical assets such as equipment, process plants, machinery and vehicles, focuses at a strategic level on establishing, operating and maintaining an asset portfolio that is aligned with the organisation’s strategic objectives, within the context of the regulatory and broader organisational environment. At an operational management and technical level this necessitates the need for in-depth understanding of asset management principles and processes, enhanced by specialised technical knowledge and techniques related to aspects such as design analysis, data acquisition, condition monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics as well as finite element analysis – all within the context of asset lifecycle management.

 

Over two decades of assisting mining companies with decision-making, analysis and mining project delivery our resources and mining equipment database (mine models) has grown to include comprehensive Lifecycle operating cost breakdowns inclusive of owner or MARC maintenance of the complete range from smallest to top-end mining equipment (crucial for benchmarking), all of which was obtained during a formal procurement process and supplied by OEM’s for the equipment considered.

Tacmin’s mining equipment service offering is comprehensive, from fleet selections and benchmarking to trade-off studies such as owner versus contractor or autonomous versus operator, all of which forms part of our unique mine project modelling service offering:

 

Fleet selections & capital recommendations: Tacmin’s fleet selection and capital recommendations studies/analysis are fully integrated with the Clients geology, mine engineering and cost accounting system. Owner-operator and contract mining costs are fully compatible with another to the extent that a zero profit margin unit rate bill can be flipped over to show detailed Capex and Opex costs broken down to cost of finance and LCC of mining equipment.

 

Owner vs contractor trade-off studies: On the average contract mining application monthly payment certificates can easily fetch anything between USD 8 to 20 million per month and the only control the Owner has over this cost, is to ensure that waste and ore mining comply to the design, schedule and plan. Contrary to contract mining, in an owner mining application, not only has the Owner total control over every cent, but the cost is controlled by everyone associated with the mining operations – ensuring, total control which can only lead to improvement.

Benchmarking studies – equipment, production & cost: Benchmarking studies for MARC or owner maintenance operations comprise of a simulation of the mining Client’s current status quo in respect of the mining equipment employed and projected maintenance costs in accordance with the Lifecycle Costs linked to SMU hours at the time of the assignment. Aforesaid maintenance benchmark / operating costs which can be expressed in accordance with historical productions achieved and/or capable machine/fleet productions.

 

Autonomous haulage installation cost: AHS truck cost / AHS ancillary equipment, AHS software  / AHS software configuration, AHS control room – software and communications for vehicle interaction facilities, Communications upgrades, Physical infrastructure – site-based control systems and boom gate trailers, Implementation services – services that cover management, operating and emergency.  [Read more]