Extracting the true value of mined materials efficiently and effectively takes hard work and expert knowledge. WSP has solid expertise in mineral processing that includes process design and optimization, studies, engineering, procurement and project and construction management.

Our mineral processing, mine backfill, metallurgical and hydrometallurgical expertise is supported by a skilled team of multidisciplinary specialists who have carried out numerous projects around the world. The ability to call on experts across our offices in Canada, Latin America, Sweden, Finland, Africa and Australia brings added value in delivering optimal, flexible and customized solutions that meet the highest industry standards.

A recognized leader in this field, WSP has delivered a multitude of projects in mineral processing around the world, from feasibility studies for the upgrade of the Rosebel Gold Ore Processing Plant in Suriname, South America, to engineering, procurement and construction management for the Semafo Mana Gold Plant in Burkina Faso and a characterization study and NI 43-101 technical report for the Langis Silica Project in Matane, Quebec, Canada.

Our specialists have extensive knowledge of the various steps in mineral processing applications such as:

  • Definition of Metallurgical Testing

  • Process Design

  • Process Flowsheets

  • Design Criteria and Mass Balance

  • Process Control Philosophy

  • Reconciliation of Metallurgical Data

  • Process Analysis and Optimization

  • Advance Process Control (APC)

  • Equipment Selection and Plant Design

  • Procurement

  • Project and Construction Management

  • Plant start-up and commissioning

  • Operations Support