In January 2012, Hyspec Mining Services achieved the transfer of its workshop at the African Minerals Ltd Tonkolili Mine in Sierra Leone, from a standard container-based layout, to its latest generation workshop with dome shelter. The new workshop is located at the new industrial area at Tonkolili, and has been designed ergonomically to provide plenty of working and storage space for the fabrication of hoses. It is fully fitted with shelves, stock, work benches, state of the art tools for the fabrication of hoses, fittings and adaptors, in a contamination free environment. The workshop operates 24 hours / 7 days a week, and is backed with stock from Hyspec’s central warehouse in Australia. Emergency stock can also be supplied from Hyspec’s regional warehouses in Ghana, Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso.
Hyspec has been operating four container workshops in Sierra Leone since 2011, located at the Sierra Rutile Mine site, Koidu Holdings Diamond Mine, Lunsar Dawnus and African Minerals Tonkolili mine. Hyspec Mining Services is planning to transfer all of its Sierra Leone workshops to newer and larger dome shelter workshops in the course of 2012.
“Through the services that we are providing on site, we have demonstrably helped our customers improve mining equipment uptime and increase production”, says Louis Hamman, Hyspec Mining Services General Manager in Sierra Leone. “The new workshop set-up is going to help us improve hose manufacturing conditions at Tonkolili, and services delivered to our customers further. The new set-up provides additional working space, and allows us to work in a cleaner, state of the art professional environment. Our new location in the industrial area of the mine also brings us closer to our main customers, and helps us improve hoses delivery lead time.”