Owned by Newcrest Mining, the site has
been using 100% Bradken
undercarriage components since early
2014 and was one of the first sites to
trial Bradken’s recently released Ultiroller
load roller range.
Anthony said that the performance and
reliability of Bradken’s products on these
sites had generated some very positive
feedback amongst the PNG mining
community, feedback which assisted in
securing the Business’ first sales into
the Barrick owned Porgera gold mine.
“The sale of our first undercarriage
components into Porgera in September
2014 (2 x 6050 Ultirollers) came about
due to positive feedback on the
performance of Bradken products that
the customer received from maintenance
personnel at Lihir,” Anthony said.
“The other key factor in securing this new
work was Bradken’s ability to offer
differentiated products that addressed
some key issues with the previously
supplied parts.”
The Porgera gold mine is a large gold
and silver mining operation in the Enga
province of PNG.
Looking forward, Bradken’s Crawler
Systems Business has its sights set on
becoming the sole supplier of
undercarriage components to all large
mining machines in PNG which
Anthony says is achievable through
Bradken’s continued support for these
remote sites.
Complete undercarriage fitment
featuring Evolution crawler shoes
and Ultiroller load rollers
PNG
FAST FACTS:
Capital
Port Moresby
Languages
English, Tok Pisin,
Hiri Motu
Area
463,000 km
2
Population
7.0 million
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Ok Tedi
Lihir
Porgera
Port Moresby
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