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Jul 2015 | STRACON GyM announces awarding of new contract in Colombia

STRACON GyM is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Red Eagle Mining Corporation for the development and operation of the gold mine "San Ramon", located in the Antioquia Batholith near the town of Santa Rosa de Osos, 70 kilometers north of Medellin, Colombia.

STRACON GyM has been awarded the service contract for an amount of US$ 155 million to develop and operate for a period of eight years the San Ramon mine. In addition, as part of the agreement, STRACON GyM has acquired shares from Red Eagle Mining Corporation for an amount of US$ 3.5 million, and after signing the contract, a new purchase of shares for the same amount will make STRACON GyM a minority stakeholder with 19.94%.

San Ramon project will produce 50,000 thousand ounces of gold annually though a 360,000TPY plant capacity during the lifetime of the project and plans to start such operations in 2016.

"STRACON GyM is committed to providing these services with the highest safety, quality and compliance standards while respecting the environment, communities and unifying efforts with Red Eagle Mining Corporation to develop the San Ramon project."

Jun 2015 | STRACON GyM winner ofthe "Mapfre Safety Excellence Award"

STRACON GyM has been awarded the Mapfre “Safety Excellence Award 2014", which recognizes organizations that have achieved a high level of Health and Safety performance in the work place.

We received the highest accolade for our ongoing commitment to the reduction and prevention of risks in our operations, also collecting the "Golden Clover" award for maintaining high safety standards.

At the awards ceremony, which took place on June 10th 2015 at the Country Club Lima Hotel, STRACON GyM’s excellent safety statics led the mining category, which reflects our effective risk mitigation and controls at project level.

At STRACON GyM we are fully committed to protect the well-being of all our employees and stake holders, while always complying with our strict, occupational health safety and environmental management policies.

Apr 2015 | STRACON GyM exhibiting at the XIX International Mining Safety Seminar

On April the 23rd STRACON GyM participated in the XIX International Mining Safety Seminar at the Sheraton Hotel, which brings together leading national and international exhibitors, with the aim of exposing updated topics related to our sector problems and applicable mechanisms for resolution.

In this opportunity, Julio Martinez, SSOMA manager from STRACON GyM explained the structure of our business strategy, through an integrated management system which is based on the core values of our organization and continuous improvement of safety processes that are currently utilized in our projects.

The integrated STRACON GyM management system, aims to measure and improve the performance of our activities which allows us to improve our efficiency increasing our competitiveness in the mining sector. . STRACON GyM will continue with this business strategy and keep contributing to a sustainable development on prevention of accidents in the Peruvian mining sector.

May 2015 | Stephen Dixon new CEO of STRACON GyM

Steve Dixon
The first quarter of 2015 brings new challenges for STRACON GyM. The 2015 strategic plan consolidates a strong vision and mission based on our corporate values, Compliance, Quality, Reliability, Efficiency and Safety, whose purpose is focused on positioning ourselves as the most reliable mining services and mass earthworks company in Latin-America.

In view of our growth, in early March, STRACON GyM with the Graña y Montero Group Board, named Mr. Stephen Dixon as the new CEO of our company.

Steve Dixon has occupied the position of Chief Executive Officer of Operations since 2001 in STRACON S.A.C and later in STRACON GyM. Following the merger with GyM, he led the organization in conjunction with the General Manager Mr. Octavio Cabrera, who has now been designated as Javier Prado´s project manager for the Graña y Montero group.

Steve will continue to be responsible for the department’s heads of Operations, Administration and Finance, Safety, Equipment and Logistics, Continuous Improvement, Commercial, Technical, Human Resources Management, having the responsibility to continue the business development.

In STRACON GyM we are convinced that this new structure will ensure greater efficiency, coordination and synergy between all our organizational areas.

Apr 2015 | Finalists for the "Annual Award for Successful Experience 2014" Rimac Insurance

STRACON GyM is participating for the first time in the “Annual Award for Successful Experience 2014” (Premio anual a la experiencia exitosa 2014). This award recognizes the organizations that contribute to the Prevention of Risks at the workplace among companies maintaining a Hazardous Work Supplemental Insurance policy (SCTR) with Rimac.

STRACON GyM as an active operator of prevention programs has been placed in the top 20 finalists thanks to its project: Condor Road Safety Plan that aims to improve the controls of the “Transportation of Personnel” through the following initiatives:

  • Evaluation of routes established in each project
  • Monitoring the vehicles in route via GPS, emergency announcements - SOS, geofencing, and travel speed, etc.
  • Evaluation of the driver’s behavior through video recordings of the journey, training in defensive driving and additional co-driver for the safe operation of the vehicle to assist if require for the fatigue.
  • Increase the standard of the driver’s experience.
  • Improve the standard of vehicles for transportation of personnel.

The Condor Road Safety Plan has been evaluated by the technical committee of the competition using the following criteria: project relevance, innovation, efficiency, integration with business management, impact and sustainability.

If awarded, STRACON GyM will receive 10 positions for an international exchange to get to know the best practices in safety and a diploma with distinction and a trophy that would be award at the finalist ceremony.

STRACON GyM continues awarded the announcement of the outcome of the Rimac Insurance final results, while continues to apply innovative solutions to motivate a culture of prevention and safety throughout the organization.