Driving transformation in mining and metals
The mining and metals sector is undergoing a transformation as it decarbonises to help meet environmental ambitions. Reducing the carbon footprint of existing mine operations, managing natural resources wisely and developing new mines that eliminate greenhouse gas emissions will be key to achieving sustainability goals.
The industry has a broader part to play in shaping a greener future. The extraction and processing of battery metals and rare earth elements is essential to many low carbon technologies, including the components for wind turbines, solar photovoltaics, electric vehicles, energy storage, hydrogen fuel cells and carbon capture.
Whether developing a new mining prospect, optimising existing operations or planning for closure, there is a need to integrate the return on investment targets expected from the market with environmental and sustainability needs in line with corporate goals, legislative targets and wider societal expectations of the industry.
Concern about the adverse impacts of mining, for the environment and neighbouring communities, continues to challenge the sector. As mines are increasingly developed in remote areas, finding practical and economic solutions for power from renewable energy sources is paramount.
Our expertise in mining and metals
Over three decades of working with the mining industry, our globally connected teams have gained experience across all commodity types. We help clients manage the complexity of mining programmes across their whole lifecycle. We maintain a robust focus on project delivery and sustainability goals.
We understand the need to attract capital and select the right delivery model and execution strategy. Our experience gives us a clear understanding of both owner and supply chain risk.
Working with owner-operators, we implement strong controls to enable delivery of client objectives. We drive predictability and risk mitigation in cost and schedule.
Depth of experience
We have supported over 750 mining projects and portfolios during the design, delivery, operations and closure phases.
In a rapidly changing environment, our independence from the supply chain safeguards the commercial interests of our clients.
Data and technology
With in depth understanding of existing and new technologies including BIM and Drone LiDAR, we are driving unprecedented value for our clients.
Find out how we are working with mine owners and developers to support mine development, commodity processing and delivery of mine related infrastructure, including power, camps, logistics and warehouses, transport and loading facilities.
Tellus Holdings' Sandy Ridge Kaolin Mine, Western Australia
Finding a sustainable solution to Australia’s hazardous waste problem.
Cairn Energy PLC – Rajasthan, India
This multi-billion dollar project continues to generate significant revenues for the Indian Government and the rural development programme, improved infrastructure, health, education and has created local business and employment opportunities.
Yamana Gold - Argentina, Brazil
Yamana Gold required a systemised approach to resourcing and programme management everyone could follow and was also responsive to local needs.
Sirius Minerals PLC, UK
See how we’re working with Sirius Minerals PLC to develop a business information model to make more informed decisions.
Oyu Tolgoi mine expansion, Mongolia
Most of Oyu Tolgoi’s resource lies deep underground and a project is underway to expand the mine to more than double its output.
SRK Consulting - rehabilitating 660 abandoned asbestos mines in South Africa
Providing quantity surveying services to protect the health and safety of communities and environments.
Mining and metals sectors
Mine closure and rehabilitation
We support all aspects of mine closure, decommissioning and rehabilitation, including regulatory and environmental compliance, post-mining land use and socio-economic plans to rehabilitate land and support communities through the transition.
Mining and metals perspectives
Our experts give their insights into the challenges facing mine owners and developers and set out the latest analysis and trends that could help shape the mining and metals industry’s future.
Three stages for improved commercial visibility across your project portfolio
Major natural resources portfolios are no stranger to actively managing rapidly changing environments. However, COVID-19 has left many owners and stakeholders urgently needing to refocus their business outcomes.
Does reducing the size of a project management team actually increase productivity?
With recent headcount reductions across the oil and gas sector, what impact will this have on project performance for the projects under construction which will continue post COVID-19 restrictions?
Supply chain resilience versus robustness
As isolation efforts continue, supply chain disturbances are impacted not only by logistics constraints but also people constraints. With no certainty of how long restrictions may be in place, what steps should you be taking to lower supply chain risk on your projects?
Mining and metals services
Our extensive range of project services includes controls and performance, cost and commercial management, procurement, contract management, dispute resolution, lean consulting and advisory services. Our model gives us the capacity and capability to work at strategic, programme and project delivery level in both a managed service and integrated owner’s team basis.
We drive strategic, outcome-based programme and project delivery. Our expertise, data and intelligence provide robust control and assurance in decision-making. Fundamental to our approach is our independence and focus on client objectives.
Programme strategy and set up
We work with clients to set initial strategies, sizing and structuring owners’ teams, and establishing the right procurement strategy and contract and commercial models.
Supply chain optimisation
Our understanding enables effective supply chain models and data strategies to drive operational excellence and improvement. Our objective, fact-based advice supports clients in the event of contract and commercial disputes.
Cost and commercial management
We optimise cost-efficiency at every stage by applying our methodologies, cost models, data and market intelligence. These approaches drive the pursuit of cost and value targets.