Online project collaboration solutions provider Aconex has been engaged by African Minerals (AML) to support rail, port and infrastructure development for the Pepel35 expansion of the Tonkolili Iron Ore Mining Project in Sierra Leone
AML and its team of contractors will use the Aconex Online Collaboration Platform to manage documents, drawings, correspondence and other project information, as well as workflows for process control and audit records.
AML IT group head Gareth Burton said, “After a very successful phase one infrastructure build-out, we have decided to enhance our relationship with Aconex. This will enable us to coordinate the activities of a project team of more than 25 contractor organisations and keep stakeholders informed of our progress from a secure, neutral platform.
“All system users on Pepel35 will follow uniform processes for communications, document sharing and review and approval tracking. The Aconex platform will improve AML’s overall control of the project, while allowing contractors to retain ownership and control of their own information.”
AML plans to use application programming interfaces to integrate the Aconex platform with its internal document management, scheduling and costing systems, so that project-related data can be transferred between them as required.
Aconex general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Herve Hamelin said, “Pepel35 is an important project win in the global mining sector for us. The deal expands our presence in the African market. We look forward to supporting AML’s success as mine production increases and its supply chain grows.”