Tacmin’s mining equipment service offering is comprehensive, from fleet selections and benchmarking to trade-off studies such as owner versus contractor or autonomous versus operator, all of which forms part of our unique mine project modelling service offering:
Fleet selections & capital recommendations: Tacmin’s fleet selection and capital recommendations studies/analysis are fully integrated with the Clients geology, mine engineering and cost accounting system. Owner-operator and contract mining costs are fully compatible with another to the extent that a zero profit margin unit rate bill can be flipped over to show detailed Capex and Opex costs broken down to cost of finance and LCC of mining equipment.
Owner vs contractor trade-off studies: On the average contract mining application monthly payment certificates can easily fetch anything between USD 8 to 20 million per month and the only control the Owner has over this cost, is to ensure that waste and ore mining comply to the design, schedule and plan. Contrary to contract mining, in an owner mining application, not only has the Owner total control over every cent, but the cost is controlled by everyone associated with the mining operations – ensuring, total control which can only lead to improvement.
Benchmarking studies – equipment, production & cost: Benchmarking studies for MARC or owner maintenance operations comprise of a simulation of the mining Client’s current status quo in respect of the mining equipment employed and projected maintenance costs in accordance with the Lifecycle Costs linked to SMU hours at the time of the assignment. Aforesaid maintenance benchmark / operating costs which can be expressed in accordance with historical productions achieved and/or capable machine/fleet productions.
Autonomous haulage installation cost: AHS truck cost / AHS ancillary equipment, AHS software / AHS software configuration, AHS control room – software and communications for vehicle interaction facilities, Communications upgrades, Physical infrastructure – site-based control systems and boom gate trailers, Implementation services – services that cover management, operating and emergency. [Read more]