On 13 June 2006, ConvaTech was commissioned to conduct an audit on the conveyor systems currently in operation at the BHP Billiton Iron Ore Mt Whaleback Processing Plant.
Within the scope of work, ConvaTech brief was to engage a team of personnel with relevant technical expertise to undertake a visual inspection, review on-site work processes and maintenance methodology, reporting and recommending improvements for the conveyor systems.
ConvaTech spent two weeks on site inspecting all 41 conveyors. From this detailed inspection, ConvaTech formally presented its findings and recommendations for improvement.
BHP Billiton Iron Ore were suitably impressed with the proactive approach taken by ConvaTech and the recommendations that were forwarded.
Subsequently, ConvaTech was awarded an order in July to provide on-site management, mechanical and rubber maintenance services including facets of condition monitoring and component supply.
ConvaTech now has a permanent presence on the Mt Whaleback site, with 9 full-time employees having been assigned to deliver the required services.