Metso and KCGM benefit from life-cycle partnership

Metso has been involved with KCGM (Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines) since 2001 as the preferred contractor for servicing and maintenance of the crushing and materials handling facility at Fimiston plant in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Metso has been awarded these long term contracts with KCGM as a result of our technical expertise and experience with KCGM's site. Over time KCGM has seen the material produced from the open pit, largest in Australia, vary in both hardness and abrasiveness, but the technology available from Metso has been able to keep up with these challenges.

A key achievement of Metso during this time was to optimize the wear packages and profiles used in the primary crusher. This optimization has increased concave life by as much as 300%, between changes, with the useful life of mantles increasing in a similar range.

Metso has optimized the wear packages and profiles used in KCGM's
primary crusher.

It is also important to KCGM to have the guaranteed availability of the primary crusher at high levels. Metso upgraded the primary crusher from a superior Mk1 to a Mk2 model. Following the upgrade KCGM has consistently seen a + 95% availability on the crusher and conveyor system with very little unplanned maintenance.

Metso at KCGM has also demonstrated a commitment to the core values culture through inclusion in the safety programs and continuous improvement initiatives of site.

The excellent working relationship seen between the two companies can be put down to professional onsite management and external technical excellence that is provided to KCGM from Metso to maintain the high standards over a long period of time…..more at