Feasibility studies

From scoping level to bankable feasibility level, we can provide a comprehensive assessment of the technical and business case for your whole project.

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Consulmet offers clients complete multidisciplinary design and management services for studies. Our in-house engineering team has world-class expertise in minerals processing and project development through many years of experience in delivering technically challenging projects and studies for major and minor companies throughout the world.


Capability

We have the capability to cover all aspects of your study, including non-process infrastructure:

  • study management
  • process engineering
    • testwork programme design & management
    • flowsheet design
    • conceptualisation, mass and water balances, process flow diagrams, and detailed piping & instrumentation diagrams
    • equipment selection
  • multidiscipline design
    • mechanical and piping engineering
    • electrical and instrumentation engineering
    • civil and structural engineering
    • plant layout design
    • 3D draughting & modelling
  • study support services
    • estimating & scheduling
    • logistics (customs and quarantine clearances, freight and shipping)
  • → project infrastructure
    • power, water & fuel solutions
    • tailings storage facilities/dams
    • accomodation camps
    • air strips
    • access roads
    • earthworks & drainage
    • telecommunications & information technology
    • security

Expertise

Our team includes engineers and draughteres that are experts in the design of:

  • Heavy mineral separation and recovery plants for diamonds and gems, coal, iron ore, ferrochrome, mineral sands and platinum group metals
  • Copper and base metal pre-concentrators
  • Gold processing plants (including gravity circuits and heap, atmospheric & pressure leaching circuits)
  • Coal preparation and wash plants
  • Hydro-metallurgical plants
  • Comminution circuits (SABC and HPGR) for various commodities
  • Reagents and dosing systems
  • Material handling and storage systems (including modular conveyors and large capacity silos) for various commodities
  • Power and civil infrastructure for remote plant sites
  • Environmental and hazardous material infrastructure.

Experience

Our team members have designed and delivered projects on every inhabited continent for the following industries:

  • Iron ore
  • Lead and zinc
  • Tungsten and tin
  • Mineral sands
  • Diamonds and gems
  • Gold, silver and copper
  • Coal
  • Ferrochrome and PGMs
  • Nickel
  • Manganese
  • Uranium
  • Bauxite and alumina
  • Civil infrastructure (including power generation, roads, railways, bridges, dams, ports & harbours).

Case studies

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