Engineering Design

A central strength of our engineering services is our ability to involve a tailored, multi-disciplinary team to support the unique requirements of each mineral processing and mining infrastructure project. This includes process, civil and structural, mechanical and piping, electrical, control systems and services experts.

Unique site requirements, specific commodity characteristics and complex conditions are addressed through our technical capability and processing logic. We understand how to best enhance processing designs to support seamless integration and exacting project targets.

This includes factoring environmental impacts into engineering designs, including high or extremely low temperatures on concrete curing and earthworks moisture conditioning. Our designs take into consideration remote locations on transport, logistics and support infrastructure.

Technology and equipment selections are drawn from our international project database and ongoing research, driven by our passion for innovation. We collaborate with client personnel, laboratories and other consultants, and leverage our strong relationships with major process vendors to enable greater value.

Clients gain fast-tracked solutions with technical surety. The breadth of our in-house capabilities also enables us to offer schedule and cost savings by running front end engineering design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) processes in staggered but parallel structures.

360º design integration

Our 360º feedback loop from operations into design further drives a level of continual improvement and real-world learning. The result is cost-effective, high-performing designs with a focus on constructability, operability and maintainability. We deliver detailed engineering design in bulk materials such as metallurgical and thermal coal and iron ore; precious metals such as gold and silver; base metals including copper, lead and zinc; and industrial minerals.

Our site layouts, together with process and materials handling configurations, are known to reduce upfront capital and footprint with no compromise to performance. This includes associated infrastructure such as stockpiling and product loadout systems for bulk products and concentrates. For greenfield and brownfield projects, we design effective expansion pathways to stage growth in line with client capacity. For brownfield sites, we’re also skilled in reducing interfaces and tie-ins to best support active operations during construction.

Clients gain a reliable solution able to maximise resource recovery and, in turn, revenue. Performance commitments are just one way we stand by the quality of our engineering capability as we seek to be a long-term partner able to turn early studies into delivered projects and impressive operations.

Sustainability in design

We are committed to driving down our own environmental impacts and the impacts associated with our designs. Everything we design greatly considers environmental sustainability, constructability, operability and maintainability at the earliest stages of development though to detailed design.

Inclusive design

We are also committed to improving the operability of our processing plants and infrastructure for a more diverse workforce. To achieve this, specific guidewords are being included in our design process, and a diverse range of personnel included in design reviews.

Our expertise

We offer globally recognised expertise in the following services:

  • Processing plant design
  • Bulk Materials Handling
  • Crushing & Screening
  • Comminution
  • Flotation
  • Heap Leaching
  • Tailings dewatering
  • Water Resource Management
  • Mine Waste Management
  • Dense Medium Separation
  • Electrical & Control System engineering
  • Civil and bulk earthworks engineering
  • Advanced engineering systems
  • Modular plant design
  • Mine-site infrastructure design.
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