22 December 2022

RME receives Zijin Mining 2022 Annual Supplier Award

RME is honoured to receive the 2022 Annual Supplier Award from the Zijin Mining Group Cp., Ltd. 

RUSSELL MINERAL EQUIPMENT (RME) is honoured to receive the 2022 Annual Supplier Award from the Zijin Mining Group Cp., Ltd. This accolade is in recognition for the provision of RME Mill Relining System technologies and services at the Serbia Zijin Copper d.o.o. Bor (Majdanpek) Mine where RME has supported both SAG and ball mill liner installations and subsequent relining maintenance operations.

Zijin Mining is a multinational involved in the development of copper, gold, zinc and lithium, as well as engineering and technology research. They are the largest producer of these minerals in China with projects in 15 provincial-level regions, as well assets in 13 countries across the globe

On behalf of Zijin Mining, Mr Mike Yue CHEN, Engineer with Serbia Zijin Copper d.o.o. Bor commented: “We sincerely congratulate RME on being awarded our Annual Supplier Award. We thank RME for their dedication to our Majdanpek mill relining works which resulted in significant improvements to productivity, professionalism and risk controls accordingly.”

Cherylyn Russell, RME’s Chief Customer Officer and Chief Executive Team member, said: “We are so delighted to be recognised by Zijin Mining for our contribution to concentrator availability and mill relining safety. As the most trusted global OEM to the mill relining industry for over 30 years, our Customer commitment is to harness advances in technology to reduce shutdown time and keep reline crews safe from harm. We will continue to serve Zijin Mining in this way to the absolute best of our ability in the future.”

Recognition also for RME Technical Service Manager, Leo Yu

Zijin Mining also recognised RME Technical Service Manager, Mr Leo Yu, for his involvement in equipment commissioning and mill relining maintenance operations. Mr Mike Yue CHEN, Engineer with Serbia Zijin Copper d.o.o. Bor further commented: “In addition, we congratulate Mr Leo Yu on being awarded our Annual Distinguished Engineer Award. His expertise and skills have provided excellent service over the past four mill relining events in 2022. We are proud to have RME as our partner and look forward to continued collaboration in the future”

RME’s Regional General Manager APAC and Europe, Mark Warrener, commented: “We send Leo our most sincere congratulations on receiving this award. This accolade speaks to Leo’s dedication, professionalism, responsiveness and commitment to Customer service. There have been numerous occasions where he has exceeded expectations. We are grateful for this recognition of our quality technology delivery and specialised relining services, and look forward to continuing to support Zijin Mining with industry-best equipment and fast, reliable, safe mill relines.”

The RME Mill Relining System addresses all steps on the mill relining path including:

• RUSSELL Feed Chute Transporter for extraction, transport and replacement of mill feed chutes
• THUNDERBOLT Recoilless Hammers and suspension systems for worn liner bolt removal
• RUSSELL Mill Relining Machines and RUSSELL Mill Liner Handers for liner replacement
• Accessories, upgrades and asset support