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Successful mines must balance costs while increasing productivity, ensuring safety and meeting investor expectations in a socially acceptable manner. In understanding all aspects of the business, as well as the technical issues, WSP’s comprehensive and highly skilled mining engineering team provides safe and economically optimal solutions.



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Our professionals have provided engineering solutions around the world for open-pit and underground projects. Our extensive experience ranges from scoping studies to detailed engineering and capital upgrades, capable of maximizing the economic potential of any project.

Our practice areas include:

  • Selection and Validation of Mine Design Criteria and Mining Method Selection
  • Design of Ultimate Pits and Determination of Optimal Production Rate and Pit Optimization
  • Design of Underground Mining Methods (with or without backfill)
  • Open pit and Underground Rock Mechanics
  • Ventilation modeling and design
  • Strategic Mine Planning
  • Tactical Mine Planning
  • Mining Equipment Selection
  • Preliminary, Pre-feasibility, Feasibility and Strategic Assessments
  • Technical Assistance to Operators
  • Mine Dewatering and Water Treatment Systems
  • Preparation of Production Schedules and Life-of- Mine Planning
  • Capital and Operating Costs Estimation
  • Preparation of Economic Models
  • Reserve Estimation
  • Design and Development of Hoisting Systems and Material Movement