Power Station Maintenance Practices - Diesel Generators & Power Station Help in Africa
Gold and precious metal mining typically requires an incredibly power intensive crushing and milling process. And most of the equipment needed in order to produce bullion and the finished product can take between 18 and 36 months to manufacture. This supply and demand crisis has created opportunity for innovative, aggressive and proactive companies to step in and make a huge difference - but they must have the construction, service and maintenance offerings required in order to get business in remote regions of Africa and South America.
How does a mine manager in this economy select and hire the right contractors for their mine expansions? Experts agree that professional and honest contracting services in Africa and other remote regions are terribly hard to come by. However, there are a small handful of companies that have been providing high quality, world class services and equipment to interior Africa and are doing so using some of the most innovative technology and well regarded staff anywhere.
One such company is USP&E Global. "We are a Dallas-based company that specializes in working with Australian mining companies with operations in Africa," explains Will Gruver, Chief Executive of USP&E Africa. "We have clients in Asia, Africa and Australia, but a preponderance of our clients are actually headquartered in Perth, West Australia." Though a bit unusual, this fact appears to suit Gruver and his executive leadership team quite well.
USP&E Africa is a fast-growth power station engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm with a high-tech approach to power station service and maintenance contracts in remote parts of the world. "USP&E has literally worked all over the world and we know what it takes to manage a power station," stated Jason Biermeier, VP of Global Development. "We bring cutting-edge web based technology to each and every power station we manage and this allows us to know and communicate in real time to our clients their fuel consumption, load characteristics, mechanical and environmental factors and critical spare parts inventory." USP&E's "SMARTpower: Intelligent Logistics" software is undergoing an upgrade currently and is expected to be even more instrumental in USP&E's overall growth strategy in Africa, Asia, Australia and South America.
Another competitive advantage that has clients raving happy is USP&E's proven expertise in the field of Fuel Efficiency Optimization. Utilizing a number of proprietary and recognized technologies and strategies, USP&E works with each client to upfit their power station with mass flow meters and other equipment that is thoroughly researched and designed to both maximize asset life and minimize fuel costs over the life of the equipment.
An industry leader in this field, USP&E has designed and maintained diesel generators at power stations that are saving literally millions of dollars per year in fuel costs. Given the enormous increases in fuel costs over time, leveraging USP&E's expertise can almost completely offset the cost much of your power plant maintenance - in the savings alone.
There is certainly no noticeable softening in the global gold jewelry demand and, combined with China's recently reduced restrictions on direct stock market access to the metal, in addition to a heap of other fundamental indicators, the demand for gold appears to be only trending upward. In order to meet demand, only the most proactive, flexible and innovative companies are going to be able to maximize profits and grow - especially considering the broader global economic uncertainty apparent in many market segments. When selecting power station and process equipment contractors at gold mines, it will be critical to vet them properly and consider all of the options available.
USP&E Global is a World Leader in HFO and Diesel Power Station Construction, Engineering, Supply and Service. Read more at http://www.uspowerco.com.