BHP Billiton Iron Awards Wear Liner Contract to CME

Perth, Australia-based CME will supply wear liners, such as the installation shown here, under a long-term contract from
BHP Billiton Iron Ore. Under a separate contract, the company also will provide wear management advisory services for
all of BHP Billitonís Pilbara sites.
Crushing & Mining Equipment (CME) announced that it has been awarded a 10-year contract to supply wear liners to BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s (BHPIO) Pilbara sites in Western Australia. In addition, CME said it has been awarded the sole contract to conduct wear management advisory services for all sites. Both contracts will run independently and will renew year-on-year dependent on achievement of key performance targets.

The contract for wear liners involves supply of CME’s wear products lineup, which includes a range of overlay wear plate, Q&T wear plate, NiHard and ceramic liners, all of which can be customized to suit any application.

The company said the contract for wear management advisory services comprises on-site chute inspections and condition reporting, wear liners inventory management, installation and design consultation, wear materials testing, engineering support, and training.

Gordon Fogwill, CME’s CEO, said, “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 our clients requirements.”

Mike Allen, CME’s sales manager for Western and South Australia, said, “Key to CME’s growth has been our ability to provide a complete service offering, engineering support and solutions, coupled with our innovation capability. The ability to supply specialized and dedicated teams of on-site field service technicians in unison with innovative modeling software such as ChuteVision and HopperVision has allowed CME to provide wear simulation, benchmarking, performance monitoring and estimates to deliver further improvements and added value to our clients.”

As featured in Womp 2013 Vol 08 -