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"We've already seen great results from the initial work that has been completed and see a clear path towards the efficiencies that are possible"

Boliden Tara Mines has called upon ARMS Reliability to help them maximize the performance of their assets and improve the operational productivity and reliability of their operation at the optimum life cycle cost.

Boliden Tara Mines in Ireland is Europe's largest zinc mine, as well as one of the largest in a global comparison. Since mining began in 1977, more than 85 million tonnes of ore have been extracted and around 2.6 million tonnes of ore are mined annually for the production of zinc and lead concentrates.

Boliden is dedicated to efficient work processes and utilizing resources and materials efficiently in all parts of the business. In recent years, Tara has focused on improving its cost position through productivity enhancing investments and savings measures.

Following an initial onsite audit & assessment of the Boliden Tara Mines Maximo instance by ARMS Reliability's onsite consulting team, a multiphase 'Tara Maximo Improvement Project' has begun. The various project phases will capitalize on the opportunities for improvement that were identified during the initial audit and the first phase of the project is already complete.

"Our goal is to empower Boliden Tara Mine to deliver Enterprise Asset Management, and maximize the lifetime value of their assets, said Darren Gloster, Chief Operating Officer, ARMS Reliability. "The audit we completed serves as the baseline which can be compared to future performance at any time to illustrate the effectiveness of the programs that will be implemented. We look forward to continuing our support of Boliden Tara Mines as they continue on their Maximo development journey."

Mick Flynn, Mine Assets Manager at Boliden Tara Mines added, "This project will allow us to optimize the performance of every asset and gain the control to deliver against our goals and objectives. We've already seen great results from the initial work that has been completed and see a clear path towards the efficiencies that are possible with a fully customized and optimized Maximo system."

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