By SENET, a DRA Global Group Company
By the very nature of the sector, mining operations are often carried out in remote areas with little to no infrastructure or skilled labour. This can make breaking ground in even the smallest project a daunting task.
According to Pieter Theron, Senior Vice President at SENET, a DRA Global Group Company, the very successful, SENET Self-Perform Construction Model, was born out of this necessity. “This model offers clients the opportunity to execute their projects successfully, even in countries where there are limited skills available,” explains Theron.
What Does Self-perform Construction Entail?
This Model offers customers peace of mind, ensuring that every project is handled by construction crews that have the necessary experience to ensure the success of the project. This includes making SENET’s highly experienced construction management team available to the client, to manage:
Where equipment is procured, it is handed over to the client upon project completion to be used onsite for maintenance purposes
The Benefits of the Self-perform Construction Model
As an offering delivered to SENET customers, the Self-perform Construction Model offers various benefits. This Model is not a profit centre for SENET, but rather a value adding service offered to customers. As a result, the customer retains the risk of the project, albeit a lower risk with skilled labour at the helm.
Theron lists the top benefits of the Self-perform Construction Model as:
When to Consider SENET’s Self-perform Model
Before deciding whether to use the self-performing model or not, consideration should be given to the area where the project will be executed, and whether there are suitably qualified and experienced contractors available.
“If it turns out to be a fairly remote location with limited skills available, the self-perform model would be an ideal alternative,” adds Theron. “However, in certain regions in West Africa where there are relatively good contractors available, we would advise making use of those contractors. Where needed, customers could supplement their teams with skills to ensure a quality product.”
SENET’s Self-perform Credentials
“Having implemented this Model for customers across Africa, the construction managers working with SENET understand the Model and deliver with best-practices as their benchmark,” concludes Theron.
For more information about SENET’s Self-perform Construction Model, contact Pieter Theron (email@example.com).
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