George Fisher Mine recently released an article in Mine to Market that showcased a 25% increase in the average development metres based on a streamlined maintenance strategy for the development drills, improved planning and scheduling.
As a key part of the maintenance team, PJL Group are currently contracted to coordinate and execute the drill maintenance, helping to achieve the client’s desired results.
“PJL Group have worked hard to establish solid client relationships based on the outcomes we can deliver.
We have been able to provide a unique proposal to Glencore that met their needs with regard to cost and production efficiencies, reducing downtime and ensuring they meet their production targets.” General Manager, Luke Buckland said.
Continuing this client relationship, the PJL Group have also recently conducted 4 rebuilds for GFM. This work included full 12,000hr refurbishments of 2 x CAT 2900 Loaders (LD26 and LD27) and 2 x CAT AD55B Trucks (TR12 and TR15).
All machines were completely disassembled to bare frames, sandblasted and then painted with the trucks being completed in the Mt Isa Workshop, and the loaders completed in PJL Group’s Orange workshop. Components were re-built in house, including engines, transmissions, axles and cylinders.
“Approximately 16,000 combined man hours went into the 4 projects. We are incredibly proud of the results we have been able to achieve for George Fisher Mine, and look forward to a long term working relationship with this client.” Luke concluded.