We are glad to announce that SAXUM has recently been awarded an important Gold Mining project by Minera Santa Cruz – Hochschild Mining in Argentina which will produce “100% Dore” in Unidad Minera San José.
This Project will be performed in two stages: the First Stage includes the verification and audit of the metallurgical process currently used by Hochschild Mining (Minera Santa Cruz), as well as the implementation of all the recommended changes (process re-engineering) that may arise from the verification.
The Second Stage involves a site survey and the development of Basic and Detail Engineering, as well as the preparation of bidding documents to allow the upgrade of the Dore plant, which should process 120 Mtons/day of concentrate from the flotation process to produce Dore 100%.
SAXUM has participated in the 58th IEEE-IAS/PCA 2016 Cement Industry Technical Conference, from May 15th to 19th in Dallas, TX. This is the the biggest cement industry conference of the year, with the latest ideas in sustainability and technology from industry experts.
SAXUM is developing the engineering for the new cement line for the Maceo plant of CEMEX Colombia. This engineering is performed by SAXUM in coordination with the main equipment supplier FLSmidth.
Photo: SAXUM team with two CEMEX professionals gathered at our offices in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina.
After successfully finished the Basic Engineering for the project longer lead time items (Phase 1A), SAXUM was finally awarded for the completion of the Basic Engineering (Phase 1B). This includes the Procurement, the whole Basic Engineering and RFQ Packages, and vendors surge for the short lead time items of the Lindero Project, undertaken in the Salta city, Argentina.
Between the 4 and 5 February SAXUM participated in the CBI Brazil & Latin America Congress 2015 in Sao Paulo. The event was dedicated to senior level executives and decision makers in the Latin American cement industry.
The CBI Brazil & LatAm 2015 revolved around themes such as:
* Cement production of tomorrow
* Innovation in cement: technical and business implications
* Environmental performance and considerations
* Trading, shipping and logistics challenges
* Among others, several key issues
Our VP Technology Federico Guido Lavalle shares with Mr. Garcia and Architect Remberto Rosália Cantisano of Grupo Estrella (Cementos Panam) from Dominican Republic.
During May 19-21, São Paulo was the host for the 6th Brazilian Cement Congress, organized by the Brazilian Portland Cement Association (ABCP). The event was dedicated to discussions and exchange about innovations in cement manufacturing, in themes related to competitiveness, emissions, environmental controls, cement standardization and quality. Prominent speakers of cement production and technology companies also gave presentations on their vision of the future of the industry.
SAXUM was present with a booth on the commercial fair of the event.
SAXUM is proud to announce its expansion to North America through the opening of its new company in the USA, SAXUM Engineering LLC.
This new milestone in the fast-growing activities of our company will contribute to meet the technical needs of the thriving North American cement industry.
We would like to introduce our General Manager in North America, Chris Hayman, who is based in Dallas, Texas. Chris was born and raised in Argentina, has a Chemical Engineering degree and has worked in the Mining, Cement, Minerals & Metals and Iron & Steel industries in North/South America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.
Throughout his career, Chris has held top management positions in Engineering, Project Management – EPCM and EPC, Business Development, Technical Marketing, Operations and Technology Development. He has also led multi-disciplinary teams performing all phases of Studies – Scoping, Trade-Offs, Concept, Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility, as well as Preliminary, Basic and Detailed Engineering.
With over thirty years experience, he has worked for Samsung C&T, WorleyParsons, Rio Tinto, Hatch, Danieli and Acindar in Chile, Brazil, Australia, USA, Italy and Argentina.
Chris is a goals and objectives oriented individual, with strong leadership and motivational skills, focusing on Safety, Budgets, Schedules, Deliverables, Quality and Customer Satisfaction; his broad background working in diverse cultures, languages and regions in small, medium and large brown- and green-field projects has given him extensive experience and a solid track record.