Com­pa­nies Gear­ing Up

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IN 2018, CMI Tech­ni­cal Ser­vices has been on a steady rise.

Grow­ing in­ter­est for CMI’s ser­vices, in both fixed plant main­te­nance and on­site ma­chin­ing through­out the Aus­tralian, Mid­dle East­ern and West African re­gions, has kicked up a gear, which is all too pleas­ing for CMI’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Zeb Ogilvie.

“The shim­mer­ing haze of the Mid­dle East­ern divi­sion is now our strong­est per­form­ing re­gion,” Mr Ogilvie said.

“It has been one of both pa­tience and time from all our team mem­bers and man­age­ment in­volved in the re­gion, which has re­sulted in the pos­i­tiv­ity we see to­day.

“Our clients’ sat­is­fac­tion has and is al­ways CMI’s fo­cus.”

CMI Tech­ni­cal Ser­vices gen­eral man­ager – Mid­dle East Ron Hell­berg has been in­stru­men­tal in es­tab­lish­ing re­la­tion­ships with ma­jor min­ing houses, which has re­sulted in on­go­ing ser­vices at five cop­per and gold op­er­a­tions in the re­gion.

Mr Hell­berg’s fo­cus on in­creas­ing ma­chine re­li­a­bil­i­ties and fit-for-pur­pose rec­om­men­da­tions and repairs has re­sulted in every op­er­a­tion see­ing an in­crease in plant avail­abil­i­ties.

“The ben­e­fit we have over other main­te­nance ser­vice providers is that our team is very di­verse; we have hand-picked pro­fes­sion­als, all of which strongly hold the com­pa­nies ethos high and con­sis­tently come up with so­lu­tions for our clients,” Mr Hell­berg said.

“Those so­lu­tions are lead­ing to KPI’s being ex­ceeded and pos­i­tively com­pound­ing the pro­duc­tion through­put re­sults.”

CMI now has a con­sis­tent team of 20 men work­ing in the re­gion, with shared work­shop fa­cil­i­ties in Dam­mam and larger projects in the pipe­line into 2019.

CMI’s di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion into mo­bile line bor­ing has also gone up a notch thanks to the pro­fes­sion­al­ism, avail­abil­ity, and qual­ity of work­man­ship shown to its Aus­tralian clients.

CMI has four line bor­ing units avail­able in Aus­tralia, and with a ca­pa­bil­ity of 38mm (1.5”) to 1500mm (60”) bore di­am­e­ters, there isn’t much that can’t be achieved.

“Our on­site ma­chin­ing divi­sion has re­ally in­creased thanks to our men oper­at­ing the line bor­ing units,” Mr Ogilvie said.

“Their pro­fes­sion­al­ism is sec­ond to none, great qual­ity of work and com­mu­ni­ca­tion has thus helped fos­ter client re­la­tions.”

Mr Ogilvie added when clients saw its Cli­max BB7100 borer turn up to site, they were im­pressed by its lay­out and ease in which per­son­nel can go about their work.

“We have custom de­signed bear­ing sup­port mounts which en­hance rigid­ity thus al­low­ing heav­ier cuts,” he said.

“We’re able to the big stuff that only a hand­ful of oth­ers can of­fer in Aus­tralia.

“In min­ing, typ­i­cally it’s dragline swing bores or pro­pel bores, or marine re­quire­ments dur­ing dry­dock works like stern tubes, tran­som bores or winch bores.

“Typ­i­cally, any­thing over 500mm where the smaller 2 ¼” bar units will strug­gle.”

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