Main Automation Contracting

Your solution to complex projects

In today’s fast-paced, competitive world, managing multiple projects across various operations in your plant has become a common yet challenging task for numerous companies.

Mipac’s Main Automation Contractor (MAC) services solve these complexities, enabling mining operators to deliver improved yields faster and meet global energy demands efficiently and effectively.

Why choose Mipac's MAC solution?

As a MAC, Mipac takes full responsibility for all automation-related aspects of your project. With our team of skilled control and systems engineers, we engineer, supply, and manage all project components and facilities, from instrumentation to safety instrumented systems.
 
Working directly with end-users, we construct the most suitable project organisation, eliminating customers needing to manage various automation suppliers, leading to cost savings, risk mitigation, and shorter delivery times.  
Main Automation Contracting delivers you a control room of the future

Benefits of partnering with Mipac as a MAC

When Mipac steps into the role of Main Automation Contractor, a host of benefits can be leveraged:  

Streamlined Project Phases: Our MAC team optimises project organisation, collaborating directly with end-users, EPCs, and third parties, eliminating the need to oversee multiple automation suppliers.  

Time Savings: From an efficiency approach, customers enjoy accelerated statups from commissioning to production. With a global engineering network, Mipac ensures project execution excellence and enduring operational support.

Enjoy reduced costs and enhanced quality

Reduced Costs: By involving a Main Automation Contractor, operators can anticipate a 10-15% decrease in direct process control system costs, a lower total cost of ownership due to reduced operating expenses, and minimised project risks associated with process control systems.  

Enhanced Quality: Mipac’s involvement ensures compliance with your operating requirements and fosters improved quality of solutions.  

Time savings from Main Automation Contrcating

The MAC approach vs traditional project management

Adopting the MAC approach can result in project cost savings of up to 30% compared to the traditional approach.

Automation suppliers are encouraged to consolidate industry and application expertise through the MAC approach, leading to consistent project execution and reduced costs.  

Source: Frost & Sullivan – Competing and Differentiating  in the MAC-Driven Global Oil and Gas Industry, January 2015

 

Book a discovery call with one of our Main Automation Contracting experts today.

Five essential advantages your project gets from a MAC

According to experts, the involvement of a main automation contractor ensures several essential advantages for the project:

MIPAC AWARDED MAC FOR BHP’S WEST MUSGRAVE PROJECT

"The West Musgrave Project is a greenfield operation with a focus on the future.

Through its digital roadmap, it aims to become an integrated, connected and optimised mine with connected workers.

At Mipac, we are excited to be part of this project and look forward to applying our 26 years of industry experience and passion for innovation to make a real difference on this project.”

Let us take the lead

With Mipac’s MAC offering, we shoulder every facet of your project. Our skilled MAC project leads seamlessly integrate specifications during the design phase, hastening time-to-production.   

As automation projects often necessitate external assistance, managing diverse consultants and contractors can be burdensome. Our automation project management methodology simplifies this, allowing us to lead the way for external collaborators effectively.  

  • Project Management
  • Cost & Schedule Control
  • FEED & Detail Engineering
  • Procurement Support
  • Vendor Package Interfaces
  • System Integration & Programming
  • Construction Support
  • Commissioning Support
  • Training
  • Operations Support

Reduce your project risk and avoid delays

Embrace the power of partnership with Mipac’s Main Automation Contractor services.   

Seamlessly navigate challenges, reduce risk, and ensure the success of your mineral processing projects.  

Contact us to embark on a journey of streamlined automation excellence today, and we’ll put you in touch with one of our MAC experts to talk you through the outcomes First Quantum Minerals tapped into at their Cobre Panama operation. 

FAQs - Here's some things we've been asked about MAC

A Main Automation Contractor (MAC) is a strategic partner responsible for overseeing and coordinating all automation-related aspects of major capital projects, particularly in industries like mineral processing.

As owner-operators face challenges such as limited resources and complex project execution, engaging a MAC becomes crucial. The MAC's expertise in managing diverse automation contractors and subcontractors helps streamline project delivery, reduce costs, and mitigate risks. 

Mipac's MAC approach distinguishes itself through holistic project management. We assume responsibility for the entire spectrum of automation-related phases, from design and engineering to construction and commissioning. Unlike traditional methods, where owners manage multiple automation suppliers, Mipac's MAC approach consolidates tasks, leading to cost savings, risk reduction, and faster delivery times. 

By choosing Mipac as your MAC, you can anticipate several key benefits. These include significant cost savings – up to 15% in direct process control system costs, reduced total cost of ownership due to lower operating expenses, and decreased project risks associated with process control systems. Additionally, our expertise ensures compliance with your requirements and superior solution quality. 

Mipac's MAC approach fosters cost reduction throughout project phases. Our focus on industry expertise and standardized practices minimizes inefficiencies. We optimize resources, mitigate potential delays, and consolidate best practices, resulting in overall cost savings of up to 30% compared to traditional approaches. 

A Main Automation Contractor, such as Mipac, plays a vital role in ensuring compliance with customer requirements and enhancing solution quality. By consolidating the management of automation-related aspects, we maintain consistency and adherence to standards across all project components. This not only guarantees compliance but also promotes optimal solution quality. 

Absolutely. Mipac's Main Automation Contractor solutions are designed to be versatile and adaptable to varying project scales and global locations. With our global engineering network and procurement resources, we possess the capacity to effectively manage projects of different complexities and geographic locations, ensuring consistent delivery of results and solutions. 

Yes we worked on the acclerated plant startup for this greendfield project in Panama. Check out our project profile for this mega copper project.

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