Mine Engineering

Successful mines must balance costs while increasing productivity, ensuring safety and meeting investor expectations in a socially and environmentally acceptable manner. WSP's comprehensive and highly skilled mining engineering team provides safe and economically optimal solutions.

End-to-End Mining Expertise

Covering the gamut of mining methods and commodities, our mining engineers and specialists support our clients every step of the way – from the early stages of exploration and project evaluation through detailed design, permitting and construction, to operational support and mine closure.

We have provided engineering solutions around the world for open-pit and underground projects.

Our practice areas include:

  • Open pit mine design, planning, scheduling, and detailed design
  • Underground mine design, planning, scheduling, and detailed design
  • Selection and validation of mine design criteria and mining method selection
  • Strategic mine planning
  • Tactical mine planning
  • Reserve estimation
  • Capital and operating cost estimation
  • Economic evaluation
  • Equipment selection
  • Mine dewatering and water treatment systems
  • Blast design
  • Ventilation modelling and design 
  • Backfill systems