Grade, throughput and availability optimisation remain at the centre of everything we do.
Primero offers mine-to-market project solutions that fast-track development and optimise plant productivity. Our design, build and operate model accelerates making the transition from explorer to producer. Shared success and years of diversified industry experience are deployed into the asset management and operation of each plant, ensuring that grade, throughput and availability are all optimised. The benefits of contract processing include:
- Deferred CAPEX.
- Risk sharing via performance bonuses and penalties.
- Rapid ramp-up.
- Increased availability and product recovery.
- Technical knowledge sharing across the group to drive rapid optimisation.
- Alleviation of administrative and overhead burden.
Restart, Refurbish & Recommission
Primero leverages our vertically integrated mineral processing capability to provide turnkey feasibility, condition reporting, scoping, refurbishment, recommissioning and plant ramp-up solutions. An integrated approach to recommissioning project execution accelerates the return to sustainable production, unlocks the opportunity to capitalise on often favourable market conditions and generates superior financial returns. Key aspects of the service delivery include:
- Asset (Plant and NPI) audit, scoping and refurbishment capital cost estimation.
- Condition reporting including structural integrity and compliance assessment.
- Plant refurbishment, reconfiguration (if required) and modification.
- Commissioning and Performance Ramp-Up planning.
- Asset Management planning, including gap analysis of previous operating practices.
- Operational readiness.
- Secondment of operation and maintenance teams during ramp-up.
Maintenance and Shutdown Services
Primero provides maintenance and infrastructure services to a range of diversified mining leaders. Our multidisciplinary skill set covers the full complement of structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation, and civil services. We deliver Brownfield upgrades under shutdown conditions, including upgrades to bulk material handling, comminution and beneficiation circuits to improve grade and throughput. We specialise in:
- Fixed Plant rotating equipment (Conveyors, Drives and Bucket Wheels).
- Structural, Platework and Tank Maintenance or remediation.
- Pipework and Process reticulation.
- Overhaul or rotation of large, fixed equipment (Crushers, Sizers, Feeders and Screens).