Oniqua MRO Analytics was selected to optimize Xstrata’s MRO equipment maintenance and inventory management activities across its Tintaya mining operations in southern Peru. Project planning and implementation of OAS commenced on site at Tintaya in September 2011, and OAS is expected to be in production state for use by maintenance and inventory management groups by May 2012. Xstrata Copper and Zinc at Mt Isa, Queensland, has been an Oniqua customer since 2008.

To determine the potential economic and process benefits that could be achieved by deploying OAS at Tintaya, Oniqua conducted an onsite Business Value Assessment in December 2010. The assessment uncovered significant opportunities for improvement across equipment and asset maintenance and inventory management.