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Loy Yang Coal Mine: Optimisation of maintenance strategies

Victoria, Australia
Loy Yang Power
2009 - 2010

AGL owns and operates the 2,200 megawatt Loy Yang power station and the adjacent Loy Yang coal mine.

The company supplies approximately one third of the state of Victoria’s power requirements or 10% of total generation for the south-eastern seaboard states of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. The Loy Yang power station is the largest in Victoria and the adjacent open cut mine is the largest producing brown coal mine in the southern hemisphere.

Ausenco Rylson were engaged to deliver the following:

  • Develop and align common work management processes across the organisation
  • Develop and establish Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and align progress to business goals
  • Review and align key roles and develop specific role descriptions
  • Align maintenance contract design
  • Install the total asset management solution Rylson8 onsite
  • Train, mentor and support Loy Yang asset strategists in the development of detailed asset strategies and whole of life asset plans.


Ausenco Rylson designed and delivered an enhanced Work Management System to the organisation including process maps, work management documents, job roles and Key Performance Indicators.

The project also included the training and mentoring of work management personnel in the new processes. Asset Engineers were also trained and mentored in the development of asset strategies and whole of life asset planning.

A key outcome of the project was the delivery of a 15-year OPEX budget for all critical mine assets. Rylson8, our Asset Management Tool, was implemented into the organisation to allow Loy Yang staff to optimise maintenance strategies and build lifecycle costing models for all assets.