We assist clients to develop clear objectives for their assets, understand their failure modes, then identify the activities and resources needed to manage these failure modes, and achieve their objectives.
Mining and Metals
Bluefield’s experience with mining assets extends along the entire value chain, including both open pit and underground operations. Our specialists are experienced with a variety of asset classes, including mobile and fleet equipment, covering load and haul operations, as well as hoisting and infrastructure assets. We also apply our services to minerals processing, smelting and refining assets.
Our experience base covers almost every commodity type, including iron ore, gold, coal, base metals, lithium, manganese, and mineral sands.
Alongside our work in Australia, Bluefield has significant international experience, including Africa (Zambia, South Africa), Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Panama), North America (Canada), Asia (Philippines, Japan, Laos), and Oceania (Papua New Guinea).
Bluefield’s services to the mining industry cover the entire asset life cycle, from the pre-feasibility phase through to end-of-life. We also provide training, coaching, mentoring, and other specialist services.
Our team has all had many years working for mining operators, contractors, EPCMs, and OEMs, meaning we understand the challenges that our clients face. Our hands-on knowledge of these assets also allows us to provide ongoing support for onboard data analysis and asset health.
Bluefield concentrates on practical, sustainable improvements to reliability, productivity, cost, and safety. Our flagship “Bluefield Transformation” approach is designed to build a culture of proactive maintenance at the shop floor, positioning clients to take advantage of the latest improvements in maintenance systems, processes, and new technologies. We can also conduct failure investigations and defect elimination projects.
A particular strength of Bluefield’s is developing life cycle plans, maintenance tactics, and cost models for equipment such as P&H, Caterpillar, Komatsu, and Liebherr. We have spent years building and refining our models and adapting them to different operating environments.
In addition to our asset management services, Bluefield also has a strong project management capability. Our services range from study management and options analysis, including workshop and infrastructure studies, through to project delivery. We have managed numerous large draglines and mobile equipment shutdowns over the years, as well as fleet, builds, and relocations. We also emphasize the importance of operational readiness in the project management process.
A final area of focus for Bluefield’s mining services is in securing the health and safety of a site and its people. We do this through our asset integrity assessment program and asset inspection services, which we’ve applied to a variety of load, haul, development, and ancillary fleet assets. We also have the capability to assist with statutory compliance and key statutory roles, such as Electrical Engineering Managers and Mechanical Engineering Managers.
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The Bluefield approach to asset management combines many years of hard-won experience with contemporary knowledge of equipment life cycle management.