TOS to go live in Koné, New Caledonia, in Q4 2013
Koniambo Nickel SAS (KNS) in Koné, New Caledonia, has selected Tideworks to implement its terminal operating system (TOS) solutions for its new container operations.
Established near the New Caledonia North Province county town of Koné, KNS is developing a new industrial complex to help New Caledonia become one of the world’s largest nickel producers.
The KNS project, which will go live in Q4 2013, includes the deployment of Tideworks’ Spinnaker Planning Management System and its Traffic Control equipment dispatch system. Tideworks will provide all associated implementation services, including project management, software configuration and installation, user training and go-live assistance.
Post go-live, Tideworks will provide its platinum maintenance and support services, which include 24/7 technical support and all software upgrades.
KNS operates a mine, a pyrometallurgical nickel foundry, a power-generating station and other complementary infrastructures, most notably a privately owned deep-water port, an 11-kilometre land-based conveyor system and a seawater desalination plant. Ore treatment began in the second quarter of 2013, and will gradually increase to reach an annual production of 60,000 tons of nickel content by 2014.
“With its powerful solutions we anticipate that Tideworks will help our container operations achieve peak efficiency and productivity, while helping us reach 9,500 TEU per year. Tideworks is a valuable ally as we build one of the top nickel facilities in the world,” said Quentin Wyns, sales and distribution senior coordinator, Koniambo Nickel SAS.
“Tideworks has a well-established reputation on New Caledonia.”
“We knew we were going to get a comprehensive solution and superior customer service.”
Last year, Tideworks went live with its TOS solutions in New Caledonia at Vale New Caledonia located in the Port of Prony(see image) and GIE Nouméa Port.