WSP delivers tailored solutions for the complex challenges facing the mining industry, where  commodity price fluctuations, regulatory requirements and safety, environmental and community concerns can impact productivity or profitably. 

From junior mining companies targeting base or precious metals or global resource corporations engaged in the exploring, extracting and processing minerals or reclamation of mine sites, clients can be confronted with a range of issues and complexities.

Local expertise, international reach

Being problem solvers at heart, we know that adopting forward-thinking strategies and advanced technologies are critical to countering these issues, capitalising on opportunities. That’s where we can help.

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

For the successful development, expansion or operation of a mining project, our specialists collaborate with clients to understand their needs and goals. Our integrated and multidisciplinary team is expert in implementing and delivering comprehensive, tailored and cost-effective project and programme delivery solutions and mining-related services. We use proprietary and advanced digital technologies for surface and underground mining, across each stage of the mining lifecycle, from conceptual design and feasibility studies to detailed engineering and complete EPCM, through to mine decommissioning and closure.

No matter the stage of your project, minimising environmental impact and ensuring high health and safety standards is also our priority.

Our engineers and scientists provide in-depth specialist expertise covering all facets of geology, mineral processing, mine engineering, rock mechanics and geotechnical, mine infrastructure, mining water management, and environmental services.  This includes everything from resource and reserve modelling, mine design and scheduling, shaft and hoisting systems, building information modelling/virtual design and construction (BIM/VDC) 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.

Clients can also draw upon our profound knowledge and experience in rail and transport, rail freight transport, roads and highways, ports, metals, oil and gas, power and energy, and tunnelling and underground construction.


Depth of mining experience

Our portfolio of mining projects covers a broad range of commodities for clients such as Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Boliden AB, De Beers, Rio Tinto and Glencore. Our work has taken us across continents and to countries that include the UK, Australia, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Ghana, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mali, the Philippines, the Republic of Congo, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, Sweden, the USA and Canada.

Mining services include:

  • Geology
  • Metallurgy and mineral processing
  • Mine engineering
  • Mine environmental
  • Mine infrastructure
  • Rock mechanics and geotechnical
  • Water management for mines