by Philippine Resources - August 29, 2022


Industrial Series Conveyors provide a wide range of solutions for any application for heavy load carrying large capacities. These conveyors have been designed for a rugged and demanding environment.

Chief Industrial Conveyors increase your productivity with long-lasting designed to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team evaluates your specific application and provides custom solutions. With many different options and attachments to choose from, we will be able to work with you to build a machine that meets your exact requirements. Chief has a staff of dedicated and experienced engineers and architects available to produce complete three-dimensional perspectives, conveyor or structural layouts, and technical drawings.

With many different options and attachments to choose from, we will be able to work with you to build a machine that meets your exact requirements.

Why chooses our conveyors?

Our conveyors designed to withstand the demands placed on them in modern industrial applications. By utilizing a combination of standard CEMA idlers and self-aligning idlers, this conveyor can easily transport any commodity for extended distances. 

Available in a wide range of belt widths include standards from 18-96” and can load up to 10,000 metric tons per hour, we offer our conveyors that are completely custom designed for a specific location and duty.

If your business needs a new, faster, and more reliable way of transporting items (raw materials, goods, or products) within the same facility or area, an industrial conveyor system is right solution. 

We are committed to providing you with high-quality, long-lasting products at competitive prices. Partner with Chief and get the conveyor system your business demands.


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Philippine Resources - June 28, 2022


Chief offers a wide range of products and the expertise. Years of experience in the design and installation of material handling and storage facilities coupled with modern technology and the latest manufacturing methods make Chief Industries your ideal partner whether embarking on a new project or expanding an existing plant FOR DEMANDING INDUSTRIAL MATERIAL HANDLING NEEDS, CHIEF ASIA HAS THE SOLUTION. Open Belt Conveyors are utilized for long, overland applications and move many types of commodities. Open belt conveyors are available in a wide range of belt widths. With capacities available up to 10,000 metric tons per hour, we have designs available for installations in port facilities, coal, mining, biomass, and nearly any industrial operation imaginable. CHIEF TRUSSED OPEN BELT (CTOB) Chief Trussed Open Belt conveyor with integrated box type truss is ideal for long spans between support columns. It is an industrial duty trussed frame that utilizes a combination of standard CEMA idlers and self-aligning idlers. CHIEF COMMERCIAL OPEN BELT (CCOB) Chief Commercial Open Belt is ideal for handling large capacities. It is an industrial duty channel frame that utilizes a combination of standard CEMA idlers and self-aligning idlers. This conveyor can easily transport any commodity for extended distances. Each conveyor is designed to meet the specific needs of the application. The personalization of our product translates to a high-quality finished solution. It can be used in a wide range of capacities and distances, and its length can be a few meters or tens of kilometers.


Philippine Resources - November 01, 2022

Built to last… Custom-designed heavy duty conveyor systems to suit your applications

Photo credit: Chief Industries  Chief industrial conveyors are ruggedly built to withstand years of use in harsh operating conditions and are custom designed to fit your application and engineered for outdoor purposes or combined into an existing manufacturing process. Chief offers heavy-duty open belt conveyors for a wide range of bulk handling applications. Our belt conveyor is custom designed that help maximizes the efficiency of your operation. Available in a wide range of belt widths, including standards from 18-96", with load capacities up to 10,000 metric tons per hour, we have designs available for installation in port facilities, coal, mining, biomass, and any industrial operation imaginable. Components are manufactured to precise standards from heavy structural members to provide easy installation and strength. It's intended to remain engineered to minimize downtime and operate reliably long-term, despite harsh conditions, which will enhance the safety and reliability of the operation. Considering future demands, we look forward to good prospects for the material handling industry in the mining sector. Whether starting with a used conveyor system, rebuilding an existing one, or with a new custom-built system, we have the experience, resources, and capability to assemble the perfect conveyor package for your application.


Philippine Resources - April 12, 2023


Industrial conveyor systems are extremely versatile; they can be modified and customized to fit your application. Chief industrial conveyors are utilized for long, overland applications and move many types of commodities. We have designs available for installation in port facilities, coal, mining, biomass, and any industrial operation. At Chief, we offer a complete range of manufacturing, engineering, and assembly of a variety of bulk material handling equipment. For optimum longevity, Chief offers highquality material handling systems to withstand the most corrosive conditions. Our expertise in the design and manufacturing of bulk material handling systems will help you manage your bulk material safely, efficiently, and reliably. SAFETY Chief industrial conveyors are reliable to use, environmentally friendly, and suitable for demanding applications. EFFICIENCY Chief industrial conveyors are customized for a wide range of commodities and capacities, including standards from 18-96”, and can load up to 10,000 metric tons per hour. RELIABILITY All Chief products are put through rigorous testing to ensure they live up to our high standards and our customer’s expectations. Our products utilize state-of-the-art designs to simplify construction and save you valuable time and money. Partner with Chief and get the conveyor system your business demands

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Philippine Resources - May 23, 2023


Photo credit: TVI Resource Development The Board of RTG Mining Inc. is pleased to announce that a comprehensive settlement of all outstanding issues with the Villar Family controlled Sage Capital and TVI Resource Development (Phils.) Inc. (“TVIRD”) has been reached and a binding Memorandum of Agreement signed. On execution of the final documents, expected in the next month, all litigation that RTG had launched will be withdrawn as part of an agreed restructuring of the Mabilo Project. The Villar Family is one of the most prominent families in the Philippines and RTG is pleased to partner with them in the development of the Mabilo Project, which is a significant mining project for the country. The key terms of the agreement for RTG include the following: RTG (through SRM Gold Limited) will retain a 40% interest in Mt. Labo Exploration and Development Corporation (“Mt. Labo”) with the project also developed by Mt. Labo, in line with Philippine regulatory requirements, with Sage Capital (which is owned by TVIRD) holding the remaining 60%; RTG will have a 2% net smelter royalty (“NSR”); RTG’s debt together with interest, currently in the order of US$27M (subject to audit) will be repaid out of the proceeds of Stage 1 of the project, the Direct Shipping Operation subject to customary requirements to address liquidity and ongoing operations of Mt. Labo; Funding arrangements for the project as between the major shareholders of Mt. Labo have been successfully renegotiated, (relieving RTG of a sole funding obligation) and replaced with a pro-rata funding obligation, together with a disproportionate funding obligation of Sage Capital, as set out below; With debt repayments in full and the NSR, RTG will be entitled to approximately 57% of the proceeds of Stage 1, the Direct Shipping Operation; RTG will be entitled to 40% of the operating cashflow of the project, together with the 2% NSR and repayment of its debt, which is currently in the order of US$27M; The first US$5M of expenditure for Mt. Labo (or 12 months of expenditure, whichever occurs the earlier), will be funded pro-rata between the two shareholders (ie RTG will provide 40%) and thereafter, Sage Capital/TVIRD will sole fund the next US$5M of expenditure, with all additional funding thereafter to be provided on a pro-rata basis; All parties are required to act in the best interests of the project and not compete; A shareholders’ agreement will be finalised which will provide typical minority interest protection clauses including reserve matters for voting including annual budgets and appointments of key personnel; Any disputes will be resolved by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre; and On completion of final signed documents, all litigation matters will be withdrawn and settled in full. With the restructuring of the Mabilo Project now agreed, over the balance of this year, the remaining permitting matters and financing plans will be finalised, a review of the 2016 Feasibility Study will be completed, together with finalising the acquisition of surface rights, following which, a commitment to development will be formalised by the Board of Mt. Labo. RTG is pleased with the outcome of the discussions and the co-operative and constructive approach adopted by the Villar Family representatives. RTG believes they can be a strong and positive partner to work with to take the Mabilo Project forward, with both a near term development and future exploration activities to expand the project, which will start to unlock the value of the project for all stakeholders, not only the local communities but for the country as a whole.


Philippine Resources - May 22, 2023

Mining Operational Excellence Through Digital Transformation

Part 1: Mining Operation Challenges and Mine Operations Management Domains 1 & 2. By Mae Ann Cabasag, EM Mining companies encounter numerous challenges throughout their operations. However, initiatives to mitigate these challenges and improve efficiency are often limited. Most of these limitations emanated from a common factor: the challenge of “poor visibility” in mining operations. A viable solution is to adopt digital transformation in mining operations by incorporating available real-time data into an integrated system— capable of ensuring automatic updates and reliable source of information. Through this, mining companies not only understand simulations and plans developed but also anticipate potential outcomes. Various mining industry analysts have found that using non-digital methods in the mining operations can lead to a 27% reduction in production time and 25% increase in data inaccuracy. For a mining company to remain competitive in an industry susceptible to operation challenges, i.e. production processes, workers’ and equipment performances, ore quality and quantity, compliance to regulations, and inter-departmental collaboration, it needs to embrace digital transformation. Dassault Systèmes Mine Operations Management provides transformative digital solution for mining companies to achieve excellence in their operations. Mine Operations Management (MOM) equips mining companies with an integrated system for their mining operations, enabling them to achieve efficient plan and schedule. This system integrates entire operation data into a single repository source of information, known as the “single source of truth”, ensuring complete transparency of the company’s processes from mine to port. By leveraging MOM, we can address the following global mining industry challenges: Maintaining competitiveness amidst market volatility. Eliminating waste materials, poor communication, and error duplication. Improving site productivity and efficiency. Utilizing assets and sharing best practices across the value chain. Ensuring an utmost level of safety. Reducing environmental impacts and achieving sustainable operations. The transformative digital solution, Mine Operations Management, is composed of eight work packages, split across four domains, namely: Data Management, Material Reconciliation, Operational Control, and Assets Performance. These domains help generate valuable insights from integrated operational data for rapid and informed strategic decision-making.  The Data Management consists of Master Data Model and Integration Framework packages essential for material tracking, stockpile management, task and workforce management, machine performance, and asset maintenance. It enables users to manage master data objects such as Site, Material, Location, Equipment, and Operator through manual data entry or third-party source systems.  With this, mining companies can ensure efficient and integrated management of critical data required for seamless operations. Material Reconciliation, on the other hand, consists of Material Tracking and Stockpile Management packages. Material Tracking enables us to track material movements across different stages, i.e. from the least accurate grade estimated in geological model to the most precise information on shipped material quantity and quality, to account for any inaccuracies. While in the Stockpile Management, users not only can calculate daily stockpile balance, add Survey or Sampling data, analyze inventory levels and trends, create graphical representation of the stockpile balances and movements, calibrate stockpile using volumetric survey and sampling, enables comparison of different models, track movement genealogy and review stockpile slices for stockpiles with LIFO and FIFO calculation type but can create a different type of analysis such as actual vs plan vs model. In the upcoming article, we will explore the two remaining domains of Mine Operations Management to where assigning operational tasks, tracking compliance to plan, monitoring equipment down to workers’ performance are feasible in the mining operations. To know more about MOM, mining innovations and solutions, contact Dassault Systèmes Value Solutions Partner: Paramina Earth Technologies Inc. through   References: Make it happen for mine execution excellence: Dassault Systèmes®. MEGATrends. (n.d.).  Dassault Systèmes. (2021, August 12). Digging deeper: The virtual solution for Mining Operational Excellence. Dassault Systèmes. excellence  dassault3ds. (2022, June 16). The mining industry needs to adapt, but how? Dassault Systèmes blog.


Philippine Resources - May 22, 2023

Customer’s First Choice: Sandvik Philippines Delivers 11th and 12th Pantera DP1500i Drills to Filminera Resources Corporation

Sandvik Philippines has successfully commissioned and delivered to loyal customer Filminera Resources Corporation (“Filminera”) their 11th and 12th Pantera DP1500i Top-hammer Surface Drills last 25 January 2023 at the Masbate Gold Project (MGP) located in Masbate Island, Philippines. Photo shows Sandvik Technician Larry Lugnas (second from left) and Service Operations Manager Jorge Cabello (third from left) handing over the drills to MGP representatives. Located 360 km southeast of Manila, the Masbate Mine is operated by Filminera, the Philippine subsidiary of TSX- and NYSE-listed B2Gold with headquarters in Vancouver. In 2022, the mine produced a record-setting 212,728 oz of gold out of 7.93M tonnes of ore milled at an average grade of 1.11 g/t.  B2Gold also operates the Fekola Mine in Mali and the Otjikoto Mine in Namibia. Their projects under development include the Anaconda Area in Mali and the Gramalote JV Project in Colombia. The Masbate Mine started operating in 2008 initially using 4 x Atlas Copco ECM660 Drills owned and operated by the erstwhile mining contractor, Leighton. When the opportunity for re-fleeting came about in 2012, Sandvik succeeded in winning the tender which came packaged with a full maintenance contract for 24,000 service meter hours of five years. Ironically, the said maintenance contract almost led to the cancellation of the order for the first 4 x DP1500i due to a dispute with the rates. Eventually, both Leighton and Sandvik were able to arrive at a mutually acceptable arrangement, and Sandvik ran the service contract for five years without incurring penalties in the availability guarantees. The contract was so profitable, Sandvik even had to share some of the residual profit at the end with Filminera under the pain-and-gain proviso of the contract. The next re-fleeting opportunity came in 2017, with the Masbate Mine. This time, there was no service contract attached to the equipment and Leighton was no longer the mining contractor; the mine has shifted to owner-miner operation. Sandvik managed to secure the repeat order for another batch of 4x DP1500i, banking on the proven performance and reliability of the first four. That brings the total to 8 units. Drill numbers 9 and 10 were ordered in July 2020 and delivered in 2021. Numbers 11 and 12 in the photo above were ordered in January 2022 and are now handed over to the customer. Filminera ordered two more DP1500i’s in November 2022; these machines are now awaiting completion in Tampere, for delivery later this year. That should bring the total to 14 x DP1500i units spread over 11 years for our most loyal Pantera DP1500i customer in the Philippines – Filminera Resources Corporation!

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