Plant operation & maintenance

Consulmet has embraced the industry trend towards outsourcing the operational aspects of minerals processing and can provide a complete operations solution.

Operations

Consulmet is able to guarantee continuity of production, has the flexibility to manage exceptional conditions and is able to remain focused on the specifics of the operation under its control to ensure that it achieves the financial and quality goals of the contract. All operating contracts are supported by Consulmet's engineering, procurement and logistics teams, and have full access to our in-house fabrication facility.


Benefits

Contract operations through Consulmet can significantly reduce costs for facilities, personnel and ongoing operational costs.


Contract types

Contracts can be negotiated according to specific project requirements, and Consulmet offer two standard forms of operating and maintenance contracts, namely Fixed Fee or Cost Plus.


Case studies

Following the successful completion of the design and supply of a complete diamond treatment and recovery plant for a Zimbabwean client, Consulmet proceeded to operate and maintain the mine and process plant. The mine was rated at 200 tph, and the process plant included the 140 tph ROM feed preparation circuit, 50 tph DMS module and a final recovery module incorporating four double-pass X-ray machines. Additionally the 16 km pipeline and pump stations, security fencing of the entire concession and a tailings storage facility were both installed and operated by Consulmet, overseeing 200 personnel.



Plant Location Description Duration
Koidu Diamonds Sierra Leone 180 tph kimberlite diamond processing plant 3 months
Luo - Sociedade Mineira do Camatchia Camagico Angola 150 tph alluvial diamond plant & 180 tph tuffacious kimberlite diamond plant 1 year (both)
Diamonds Zimbabwe 150 tph alluvial diamond processing plants 2 years
Kwe-Kwe Zisco Zimbabwe 100 tph pool iron recovery plant 2 years
EPI Plant Zimbabwe 100 tph alluvial diamond plant with bulk XRT 18 months
Diamond Mining Corporation Zimbabwe 200 tph alluvial diamond plant with infield screening 18 months