How We Do It
Mining and processing
At Amman, we work on extracting copper ore from the ground (mining) and converting it into a material that can be used by companies around the world (processing). Efficient running of these operations relies on a well-trained team, the innovative use of technology and the upkeep of modern machinery.
Brave thinking and innovation are at the very heart of what we do. Mining and processing are the major tasks at Amman, but they would not work without all the analysis, invention, trials and training that go on behind the scenes.
We invest in our people, a vital element of our mining processes. We need bright minds who are capable of looking at machinery in a holistic way and understanding how and why something works to fit in the overall coordination of the mine. Our fleet of technology is ever expanding and developing. We have teams continuously conducting research on technological advancements that can further streamline our mining processes. Our processes undergo routine checking and scheduled shutdowns to ensure safety and boost efficiency across the entire mine.
Mining our own
We pride ourselves on maintaining a results-driven culture. Since Amman has taken over the Batu Hijau mine, shovel and truck productivity has increased significantly (59% and 25% respectively) as per year 2020.
We achieve these results by having a workforce that is energetic, passionate and above all, safe. In every step of the mining process, safety is a top priority.
We always strive to improve safety within our workplace to ensure we send every employee home safely to their families at the end of every shift.
Our Processing team is split into 4 departments:
1. Operations Team
Manages the processing facility on a day-to-day basis. They are the frontline team for processing and the eyes and ears of all that is happening around the clock.
2. Maintenance Team
In charge of maintaining all equipment and ensuring that it is in a suitable condition for safe and efficient operations.
3. Metallurgical Team
Provides all key parameters and KPIs for the Operations team to maximize the efficiency of the plant and achieve the best possible outcome.
4. Laboratory Team
Examines the quality of our processing. They are a key link between the Operations and Metallurgical teams.
We are constantly trying to improve the efficiency, productivity and safety of our processing through regular machinery updates and routine shutdowns.
We examine different practices in the processing philosophy to find out which are best, so we can constantly improve our results and minimize our losses. It is our goal to continuously improve our copper recovery rates.