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Savannah Nickel



Panoramic Resources
Operations & Maintenance
Kununurra, Western Australia

The Savannah Nickel Plant was required to be re-commissioned and ramped up following a period of Care & Maintenance.

Panoramic Resources required an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) team which comprised of Management Systems & Personnel, Maintenance & Operations Crews and Metallurgical Support.

Primero specialises in the O&M of Crushing and Mineral Processing Plants along with the support of the Engineering and Construction aspect of the business. Primero has a historical track record of delivering successful, safe operational and turn-around solutions to previous clients and as such, was chosen to support Panoramic in the re-start of the Savannah Nickel operation.

The Savannah Nickel Plant produces a bulk Nickel Concentrate via single-stage crushing, closed circuit SAG Mill, flash and non-sequential flotation, thickening and press filtration dewatering.

Tailings are also re-processed into backfill paste via disc filtration and binder agent batching prior to down-hole reticulation.


  • Re-Commissioning & Operational Readiness.
  • O&M Systems & Processes.
  • Management & Leadership Team provision.
  • Metallurgical Leadership & Technical Support Team provision.
  • Maintenance Trades & Operations Crew provision.
  • HSE, Training & Admin personnel provision.
  • Tooling & Mobile Equipment Supply.
  • Off site Engineering, Processing and Leadership support.


  • Successful Ramp-Up following challenging re-start period (Equipment Availability & Overhaul etc).
  • Continued Improvement Month-on-Month in Plant Availability, Concentrate Recovery and Throughput.
  • Successful growth and promotion of internal personnel to roles within or outside the project at Primero Operations & Maintenance sites.