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BHP wear plate and services contracts awarded

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Crushing and Mining Equipment  (CME) has been awarded a 5-year contract to supply wear liners to BHP Billiton.

The 5-year contract to supply wear liners to BHP Billiton’s Pilbara sites in Western Australia will continually succeed year on year for a further 5 one-year extensions based on key performance targets being achieved.

CME has also been awarded a joint contract to conduct wear management advisory services for all sites. Both contracts will run independently.
The contract for wear liners covers the supply of CME’s renowned wear products offering, which includes a full range of overlay wear plates, Q&T wear plates, NiHard and ceramic liners, all of which can be customised to suit any application.

CME was awarded the contract for wear management advisory services solely on the basis of their experience, capabilities and in-house innovation. Comprising of on-site chute inspections and condition reporting, wear liners inventory management, installation and design consultation, wear materials testing, engineering support and continual training, the contract will be undertaken by CME’s on-site field service and engineering divisions.

CME’s ability to provide wear products that demonstrate low total cost of ownership (TCO), and proven ability for continuous improvement and optimisation of current practices were key reasons for the company’s selection.

Gordon Fogwill, CME’s Chief Executive Officer explains that continuous improvement and investment in technology, coupled with an industry leading range of wear products has positioned CME at the forefront of materials processing advancements and enabled globally innovative solutions to be tailored to client requirements.

According to Mike Allen, CME’s Sales Manager – WA/SA, key to CME’s growth has been their ability to provide a complete service offering, engineering support and solutions, coupled with their innovation capability.

He adds that CME’s ability to supply specialised and dedicated teams of on-site field service technicians in unison with innovative modelling software such as ChuteVision and HopperVision has allowed the company to provide wear simulation, benchmarking, performance monitoring and estimates to deliver further improvements and value add to clients.

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