The mining sector faces countless challenges. As engineers and problem solvers at heart, WSP design solutions that help mines optimise performance, boost profitability and operate responsibility. 

From Exploration to Rehabilitation

Commodity price fluctuations; shareholder values; operating and capital costs; resource nationalism; regulatory requirements; safety, environmental and community concerns; mining in diverse climatic conditions and remote locations, among others, are matters that are adversely impacting companies’ productivity or restraining their ability to operate profitably. 


Yesterday’s thinking and traditional ways of doing business to address these challenges and achieve cost-effective mining operations no longer suffice. That’s where WSP can help. Being problem solvers at heart, we know that the adoption of forward-thinking strategies and advanced technologies are critical to countering these issues, capitalising on opportunities, and adding value to businesses. 


We have a comprehensive understanding of the mining industry and leverage our know-how from Australia and New Zealand as well as Canada, Latin America, Finland, Sweden, Africa, the US and the UK to support and meet mining clients’ unique requirements and interests, wherever they operate in the world. 


The successful development, expansion or operation of a mining project relies on collaborative efforts with clients to understand needs and goals, and with our various groups of specialised and skilled individuals. We have the scale and expertise to support our clients, from the largest mining organisations to the smaller exploration companies. Our experience spans all major commodities. We provide support throughout the project life cycle, from exploration and conceptual studies through to detailed engineering and complete EPCM right through to closure and rehabilitation. We tailor cost-effective project and program delivery solutions and mining related services, as well as in using proprietary and advanced digital technologies for surface and underground mining. No matter the stage of your project, minimising environmental impact and ensuring high health and safety standards is also our priority. 


From resource and reserve modelling, mine design and scheduling, shaft and hoisting systems, BIM and virtual reality to brownfield and greenfield exploration strategies, geotechnical logging, dewatering systems, ventilation and air distribution systems, through to environmental and social impact assessment studies, external financing and project management support for EU-projects, and in-house training on geology specialties and reindeer husbandry, our engineers and scientists provide in-depth specialist expertise covering all facets of geology, metallurgy and mineral processing, mine engineering, rock mechanics and geotechnical, mine infrastructure, mining water management, and environmental services.


And, given the industry’s relation to other sectors, clients can also draw upon our profound knowledge and experience in rail, roads and highways, ports, minerals, power and tunnelling.