Our client, PanAust, is an operator of two very efficient metals mines in Laos with larger projects in other parts of the world. PanAust wanted to develop a life cycle cost management approach for their mining assets in order to ensure the assets’ life cycles were managed in a way to maximise their value to their business. With many hundreds of machines, it is essential to know that the life cycle costs are optimised.
Bluefield was asked to assist PanAust on this journey and enable them to embed the good practices required to realise the value to their business. The approach taken by Bluefield was to do the following:
PanAust knew that they did not have their equipment life-cycle costs optimised and were repairing when they should have replaced and visa versa.
Bluefield assisted PanAust to implement the best practice approach.