Norton Gold Fields

Paddington Gold Operations

June 2013 – Current 

LOCATION

Kalgoorlie
Western Australia

SERVICE AREA

Maintenance & Repair Contract (MARC)

SMS SERVICES

• Maintenance
• MARC Contracts

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Norton Gold Fields Limited is one of Australia’s largest domestic gold producers with an annual production of more than 178,000 ounces. The Company has a mining and processing complex in Western Australia’s world-class Kalgoorlie gold region, as well as a highly prospective tenement package of 1,092km² surrounding the 3.3Mtpa Paddington Mill.

The Paddington mining and exploration tenement package covers an area of 1,056km² within the Kalgoorlie gold province.

Key deposits and operating centres including Enterprise, Bullant, Tuart, Federal and Janet Ivy.

SCOPE OF WORKS

  • Mobilisation and assembly of key maintenance infrastructure
  • Mobilisation and integration of SMS maintenance workforce into Norton Gold Fields mining operation
  • Assembly of clients mining fleet including 120-400T Excavators and 100-200T Class Dump Trucks ($60Mn investment by Norton Gold Fields)
  • Onsite 24/7 maintenance team
  • Offsite maintenance and technical services and support team
  • Planning, management and execution of all minor and major maintenance tasks on earthmoving and support equipment
  • Guaranteed cost per hour for each asset – significantly reduced risk on Norton Gold Fields
  • Onsite tyre management – maximising tyre life
  • Management of all offsite machine & component refurbishments as scheduled
  • Complete end to end maintenance management.

KEY PLANT AND EQUIPMENT USED

Hitachi EX3600 Excavator

Caterpillar 789D Dump Truck

Caterpillar 773F Water Trucks

Hitachi EX1900 Excavator

Caterpillar 777F Dump Truck

Caterpillar 990H Wheel Loader

Hitachi EX1200 Excavator

Caterpillar D10T Dozers

Caterpillar 980H Wheel Loader

Hitachi ZX350 Excavator

Caterpillar 16M Graders

Caterpillar 966H Wheel Loader

Years LTI Free (2013 – 2018)

Take 5's

PROJECT STATISTICS

  • 5 Years LTI Free (2013 – 2018)
  • Over 60,000 Take 5’s, 43,000 HAZOBS & 5,000 Safe Act Observations completed equating to a positive and driven safety culture
  • 95% staff retention – high performance and focused workforce
  • Over 600,000 machine SMU hours in 5 years
  • Over 400,000 onsite labour hours in 5 years
  • Over 25 full machine rebuilds completed in 5 years
  • Operated at up to 3 open pits operations at any given time

SOLUTION / PROJECT OUTCOMES

  • Maximising Norton Gold Fields investment, life and ongoing value in its mining fleet
  • Industry leading equipment availability, reliability & performance (>90%) over past 5 yeas
  • Effective asset maintenance and resources management to achieve reliable and productive value
  • Maximising the ongoing current and residual value of Norton Gold Fields mining fleet
  • Norton Gold Fields can concentrate on their core operation