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We present SAXUM’s new Offices in Tucumán, Argentina

On December 15, 2019, the new SAXUM office was inaugurated at its headquarters in Tucumán, Argentina. This is located in the city Yerba Buena, a few kilometers from Cerro San Javier.

The objective of the architectural design of the new SAXUM office was to build a building that meets the required functional needs and conveys the image of an international engineering company.

In the architectural field, the building program was a challenge due to the various activities (offices, common spaces, commercial premises, parking lots, green spaces) to which you must give answers.

Formally a minimalist image was sought, dynamic, modern, through a set of volumes that express the different activities that make up the building, with a common language that gives unity to the work. The construction materials chosen were those representative of the engineering developed by SAXUM, such as reinforced concrete, aggregates, steel structures and metal frameworks.

The new SAXUM offices have the capacity to house more than 80 workplaces, distributed in more than 600 m2, where there are flexible work spaces, boxes, private offices, meeting rooms, lunch room, kitchen, deposits, among others.

The design was based on the needs of the employees and their collective operation. That is why the flexibility to adapt to the different stages of the projects was considered, in which the team in charge varies in quantity and specialty of its members.

At the same time, ample and flexible spaces were generated that allow meeting, interaction and teamwork; with light and natural ventilation, that integrate through its windows the vegetation of its overflows and the hill San Javier characteristic of the city of Yerba Buena.

Address: Marcial Imbaud 35, Yerba Buena, Tucumán, Argentina

Telephone: +54 0381 4874929

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SAXUM present at the International Seminar on Gold & Silver Mining 2019

The thirteenth edition of the main metal mining symposium in Argentina was held at the Panamericano Hotel in the City of Buenos Aires on November 26 and 27. The event included conferences, business spaces, personalized meetings and strong national and international participation.

The seminar, which took place at a key moment at the political and economic level, had a series of conferences and meetings for leaders and representatives of the sector where the projections of the industry and the country were analyzed.

Within the framework of the Seminar, SAXUM presented a technical conference called “Management of mining projects in Argentina today” where the challenges of managing an EPCM project in present-day Argentina were presented.

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SAXUM will participate at the Brazilian Mining Expo & Congress EXPOSIBRAM 2019

We are pleased to invite you to visit our Booth (N° A08) at the Brazilian Mining Expo & Congress: EXPOSIBRAM.  It will be an excellent opportunity to introduce you to SAXUM’s capabilities in your mining projects.

EXPOSIBRAM is considered one of the largest mining exhibitions in Latin America, which will have more than 15 thousand m² of stands managed by representatives of the world’s leading mining companies and large suppliers of products and services, who will present the latest technology, equipment, software related to the mining industry.

We also invite you to attend our Technical Session “Challenging aspects of Engineering, Management and Project Controls”  which will take place on September 10 at 1: 30 pm to 3 pm, Room 7.
Topics to present:

  • Project management and project develoment in the iron and steel industries.
  • Effective management and control procedures in epcm services to the mining industry: a real case scenario
  • Accurate predictive assessments of tailing dams and slopes instability and collapse.

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SAXUM present at the VIII International Lithium Seminar 2019

On June 18 and 19, and with the attendance of 680 people, including the presence of the diplomatic corps of the different countries, officials, provincial and municipal, members of COFEMIN, mining chambers and suppliers of goods. The national and provincial services, students, consultants and members of study centers, have carried out the VIII International Seminar “Lithium in the South America Region”, international event organized by the PANORAMA MINERO Magazine.

Within the framework of the Lithium Seminar, at the Altos de la Viña Hotel, SAXUM held a lunch in order to discuss the current challenges and opportunities for the Realization of Lithium Projects in the Argentine Puna.

For more information about the VIII Internatinal Lithium Seminar, click here:

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SAXUM present at the 61st Annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference

SAXUM has participated in the 61st Annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference, from April 28th to May 2 in St.Louis, Missouri. This is the largest conference in the cement industry and included technical presentations of the latest technology covering a variety of topics important to the industry. There were also Tutorials, Professional Training sessions, a state of the industry report and much more. Moreover, the exhibit hall had over 150 exhibitors displaying the latest in product and service offerings.

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SAXUM Services to the Oil & Gas Industries

SAXUM provides a wide range of engineering services for the Oil & Gas industries, including scoping and feasibility studies, trade-off analyses, conceptual, basic and detailed engineering. Our engineering capabilities encompass all technical disciplines including civil & structural, mechanical & piping, and electrical, instrumentation & control engineering.

For more information about our services in this industry check out our Oil & Gas Brochure:

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SAXUM participated in the PDAC 2019, the world’s premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention

SAXUM has participated in the PDAC 2019, the world’s premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention, from 1st to 4th of March in Toronto, Canada. This is the leading convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration. In addition to meeting over 1,000 exhibitors, 3,500 investors and 25,600 attendees from 135 countries, you can also attend technical sessions, short courses and networking events.  The four-day annual convention held in Toronto, Canada, has grown in size, stature and influence since it began in 1932 and today is the event of choice for the world’s mineral industry.

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New Video of EPCM Lindero’s Project by SAXUM

SAXUM Engineered Solutions, a full engineering and construction management company for the industry is proud to present distinctive aspects of the EPCM services of the Lindero gold mine Project in Argentina.

Our extensive experience, talented professionals and strong commitment with project objectives, allowed SAXUM to grow its client basis and recognition in the mining, cement, and oil & gas sectors. Large number of successful projects demonstrate the quality of our services.

SAXUM’s involvement in Lindero started at the prefeasibility stage back in 2013; in 2017, Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. acquired the project from Goldrock Mines Corp. and awarded SAXUM the update of its Basic Engineering and CapEx. In Dec 2017 SAXUM kicked-off the complete EPCM of Lindero.

With an initial budget of US$ 286 MM, Lindero is located in the Argentine Puna at 3,500 to 4,000 meters, and 170 miles due west of Salta City. It includes a 8 miles water pipeline, 9.5 MW Power Generation plant and all accommodation and services to properly fit over 1,000 workers on site.


Project Control is one of the pillars of EPCM services. Our project control team strongly focuses on cost savings and project schedule fulfilment throughout all phases of the project, from the preliminary designs to the start up. SAXUM’s Project Control Team offers their clients a wide range of project management services, which can be adapted to each project need.


The success of SAXUM’s EPCM service for Lindero is measured by our Project Management team’s ability of meeting project goals. Keeping project CAPEX within budget, in an environment of high inflation, like Argentina, calls for a cost focused and highly committed team in all project areas.

Several contractors, multiple suppliers from all around the world, and over 2.5 M man-hours mean a real challenge for our Quality Assurance department. Procedures, clear specifications and highly experienced personnel are the key to meeting these goals.

Main challenges for delivering Lindero project:

  • Achieving sufficient infrastructure for over 1000 workers on site,
  • Extreme project location and poor road conditions,
  • Harsh weather conditions,
  • Equipment and material lead time,
  • Meeting the milestones for each contractor, particularly regarding their interfaces,
  • Keep safety conditions throughout this large project extension, under extreme      weather and at high altitude.


Lindero’s engineering presented multiple challenges including the permanent coordination between the different technical disciplines. It required over 100 k man-hours, including basic and detailed engineering, procurement assistance, on site-engineering review and RFI services.

SAXUM engineering designs were fully oriented to cost and time saving under consideration of the extreme weather conditions and location of Lindero.

Our engineering services involved the full designs of diverse project areas, including the Mineral crushing plant, Agglomeration plant, Stacking System, Preparation of Reagents, ADR and SART plants, electric power distribution, fuel storage and distribution, camps, auxiliary project buildings, gas storage and distribution system, water storage, distribution and treatment system, and roads.


SAXUM’s Construction Management Team focuses on organization, planning and following up all involved tasks. SAXUM has the experience, know-how and resources to deal with sensitive environments and perform complete construction management activities under harsh conditions.

SAXUM prioritizes safety and environmental control, strong planning in advance, excellent project control, field supervision, contract management and administrative control. Our experience, strong focus to project objectives, and the mutually reinforcing joint-work between our professionals of all different departments, allows us to be the tailor-made solution for our customers’ EPCM projects.


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