Minopex is unrivalled at turning around mineral processing operations in the quickest, most efficient and cost-effective way.
Minopex is a specialist in the field of outsourced operation and maintenance (O&M) of mineral-processing facilities in the coal, platinum, chromite and diamond industries. It is internationally acknowledged for its quality service and high standards.
Controls and integrated systems for mineral-processing plants
We have established comprehensive controls and integrated systems in order to ensure effective and efficient O&M techniques at your mineral-processing plant. Safety, quality and service excellence are of paramount importance to us.
O&M services for mineral-processing facilities
Services offered by Minopex include all O&M requirements for mineral-processing facilities, such as:
- Process and engineering activities
- Metallurgical quality management, control and analysis
- Scheduled and preventative maintenance
- Condition monitoring and analysis
- Purchasing, stores control and asset management
- Cost control
- Contract management and administration
- Health and safety
- Skills development
- Environmental management in conformity with the employer’s overall EMPR
- Specialist sub-contractor management
- Laboratory operations and maintenance
- Waste / discard and tailings dump management
- Commissioning services
- Engineering services
O&M contracts for mineral-processing facilities
O&M contracts for mineral-processing facilities can be executed in a number of commercial options to suit individual requirements.
Design, engineering and construction of mineral-processing facilities
Close cooperation between Minopex and its sister company, DRA Mineral Projects, offers clients a single source for all for their processing requirements. We ensure that execution of a project, from inception through feasibility studies, design, detailed engineering and construction to O&M, is a seamless transition.
O&M for platinum-concentrator, coal-processing and diamond-processing facilities
Minopex operates and maintains 15 mineral-processing facilities in Southern Africa. Of these, ten are platinum-concentrator facilities, four are coal-processing facilities and one is a diamond-processing plant.
Besides our long-term contract operations, we are jointly involved in a number of short-term projects offering commissioning and technical assistance to new clients.
O&M for new and existing mineral-processing facilities
By handing over certain aspects of the processing function to Minopex, new mines can reduce upfront capital costs for operational equipment and site facilities, while operating mines can minimise operating costs.
We guarantee continuity of production, have the flexibility to manage exceptional conditions and are able to remain focused on the specifics of the operation under our control, ensuring we achieve the financial and quality goals of the contract.
ISO-certified provider of O&M services for mineral-processing
All Minopex operations are run to exacting quality standards and the company boasts an ISO 9001:2000 multi-site certification, where present and future Southern African operations managed by Minopex are ISO 9001:2000 certified.
The company’s operations are networked to each other and the head-office databases using a wide area network (WAN), and are supported by the national data and voice communication network backbone. Minopex is thus able to ensure uniformity of service levels and reporting structures throughout its operations.
The Karowe Diamond Mine (formerly the AK6 Project), a producer of high-quality rough diamonds, is located within the Mining Licence (ML) 2008/6L, in the Orapa / Letlhakane Kimberlite district of north-central Botswana.
The Gamsberg–Skorpion integrated project in Gamsberg, South Africa, includes the development of an open-pit zinc mine, concentrator plant and associated infrastructure, and the conversion of the Skorpion zinc refinery in Namibia.
Since its establishment 20 years ago after identifying a gap in the industry trend for outsourcing the operational aspects of minerals processing, Minopex has grown to become a leading specialist in the field of outsourced operation and maintenance of metals and minerals processing facilities in the coal, platinum, gold, iron ore, chromite and diamond industries," explains Rafael Abela, business development director.
Outsourced plant operations and maintenance specialist Minopex South Africa, a member of global multidisciplinary engineering firm DRA, believes that 2016 will be a year of diversification for the company, in terms of the commodities that it will be servicing, business development executive RENIRA REDDY tells CHANTELLE KOTZE.
Paragon Tailings, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, are specialists in tailings deposition, rehabilitation and hydraulic re-mining solutions, offering cost-effective, environmentally sound tailings management services within acceptable risk parameters.
Minopex has built a concerted presence in Mozambique over the past four years to be one of the best positioned players in a dormant minerals market on the brink of more lucrative times to come.