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$30 million annual profit for a Western African mine

From 2018 to 2020, our team implemented a major operational excellence program for the Bissa-Bouly mine in Burkina Faso:

  • Installation of solar panels: 20% of the site's energy needs, 10% reduction in the total energy cost.

  • New shift change procedures and improved lunch breaks: +9% daily production.

  • Optimization of operator teams: +18% daily production.

  • Better organization and reduction of daily service times: Improved OEE/TRS by 4 points.

  • Optimization of condition monitoring and maintenance planning: +5 points equipment availability.

  • Automated root cause analysis tools for production stoppages at the plant: +5 points production time.

  • Optimization of the process for opening satellite pits: 50% reduction in opening times

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