BHPIO Mine Area C Power Station

Australia, WA
Lycopodium was engaged to review and update the Mining Area C Power Station Maintenance Strategies.

The Area C mine (MAC) is an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 92 kilometres west-north-west of Newman. The mine is majority-owned and operated by BHP.

Lycopodium provided maintenance strategy reviews and development services to enable the BHPIO WAIO maintenance department to operate and maintain the MAC Power Station assets to achieve optimum performance.

Lycopodium extracted all existing maintenance tactics currently in the system for the MAC Power Station and reviewed these tactics against Lycopodium’s Maintenance Library to identify and close any gaps in the maintenance.

The project involved interaction during several workshops with client technical and operating representatives to propose the identified changes to the maintenance tactics.

The Preventative Maintenance Documents were then updated with the approved maintenance tactics and upload spreadsheets were developed to migrate the changes into SAP.

Finally, to schedule the updated maintenance plans, Lycopodium resource levelled the hours to ensure the workload of the updated maintenance could be achieved by the maintenance teams on site.

Deliverables for the project included:

  1. Technical object structure update
  2. Maintenance strategy worksheet development
  3. Planned Maintenance Instruction (PMI) & Record Form development
  4. Load work strategy to 1SAP Master Data
  5. Work centre resource levelling
  6. Implementation and starting of work strategy plans
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