During the 12 months that Gekko’s services manager, Leon Dickinson, has been with the comany he has prioritised visiting a large number of Gekko customers on-site. He has travelled approximately 52,000 miles and has visited more than 15 sites since August 2006.
The primary focus of recent trips was to monitor the performance of Gekko’s inline leach reactors (ILRs). Leon observed 12 ILRs in action, some recently commissioned and some up to ten years old. Whilst each operation is unique, often there will be issues common to many sites.
Leon identified a trend in the performance capacity of the ILRs directly related to the maintenance programs undertaken by site operators.
Leon is planning further trips this year to Central and South America, Africa and other Gekko sites. He works with other members of the Gekko team to cover all our sites around the world.