Asset Management Program
During 2021 SMEC’s managed services team became an integral partner to a large copper producer in Chile supporting the Maintenance and Engineering Centre of Excellence (MECoE). Embedded in the Santiago Corporate office, as well as sites across Chile, SMEC undertook extensive asset management operations, helping the client to hone strategy development, processing workflows and management activities.

The MECoE is a dedicated, innovative team focused on developing and implementing the highest standards in maintenance. In collaboration with SMEC the MECoE team deliver a range of specialised management consulting services which extend to strategic planning, procurement, contract management, development, and implementation of non-orocess Infrastructure, crushing and conveying, and concentrate handling operations. With a focus on equipment performance, the agile team works collaboratively across different time zones to deliver globally integrated solutions.


Leveraging best practice technology solutions, SMEC has helped to redefine the way the client executes maintenance operations in Chile. This equated to 100% completion of MECoE related projects, meeting all KPIs in relation to time and costs. Performance was maintained during the COVID-19 lockdown periods, where SMEC assisted key stakeholders to overcome widespread disruption. At the same time the SMEC team supported the roll out of all COVID-19 related health and safety protocols and reporting measures.


Diversity was a key strength of the SMEC ́s team which comprised over 40 consultants and targeting a 50:50 male female ratio. This diversity, combined with depth of experience across the key maintenance functions, enabled the team to deliver high performance results for the largest copper producer in the world.


Talk to one of our specialists about our role on the Asset Management Program Project.