Global Consulting Project Managers in Kuzbass, Russia
Service Facility Consultants for Mining Industry Abroad
A large mining shovel manufacturer was in need of a service and repair facility for above ground mining equipment, as well as below. Site selection had become complicated due to height restrictions and weight limits around bridges. There was also the missing benefit of being closer to the customer’s mines. The majority of land parcels in the Kuzbass Region are owned by government grants over 100 years old, making it difficult to identify and then locate the correct owner. On top of these problems, utility services are not readily available in urban areas of Siberia. Even in the rare cases where utility services are available, the caliber is not of sufficient enough capacity for our service standards.
At the onset, Campbell Corporation's global consulting project managers recognized the paramount need to design and configure the proposed facility before selecting the final site. We sat down with the team and identified the building’s central mission, including expected workloads, the size of the components to be repaired and requirements for electric, natural gas, process gas, water, sanitary sewer and data availability.
Campbell Corp designed the proposed facility, establishing flow patterns, storage needs, crane capacities, floor loads and clearance for service and height requirements. After our client reviewed and approved the floor plan, we prepared a scope of work properly establishing specifications unique to the mining service facility.
With this process completed, our facility consultants could delineate site requirements and analyze available sites, one of which would be the best match for our client. While this exercise by itself was a major task, equally important was dealing with the Kuzbass District Manager, who clearly wanted to see the project proceed yet was limited by the number of sites available.
With assistance from the District Manager and our local architect, multiple sites were offered to the client, all of which were close to the site need specifications. Following countless meetings and having carefully addressed all hurdles, Campbell Corp selected a site successfully meeting all criteria. This lean project management success was built with the use of our preliminary plans and specifications, today serving the mining industry within the Kuzbass Region of Russia.