The global population is predicted to hit 9 billion by 2050, and two out of every three people are predicted to be living in cities by 2050. This means that the demand for construction is greater than ever before. Worldwide, construction is already one of the largest industry sectors, and is predicted to keep on growing steadily. This comes with some underlying challenges in productivity, profitability, performance, labour, and sustainability which could derail the industry’s growth. Companies must therefore address these challenges head-on and re-imagine their business processes.
At WSP, we know our clients appreciate the big picture being taken into consideration, as well as their bottom line. Keeping this in mind, our international network of specialists harness their technical and strategic knowledge to bring a world of mineral processing experience to construction products and building materials industry projects. We understand our clients’ aspirations and support them through every step, from the early stages of project evaluations through to detailed design, permitting, construction, and operational support.
Our experience is backed by a skilled team of more than 700 process engineers and logistic experts who have carried out numerous projects around the world. Our ability to call on experts across our 500 offices brings added value in delivering optimal, flexible and customized solutions that meet the highest industry standards.
Full Lifecycle Project Support
In order to best serve you, our team will offer optimal and holistic solutions to optimize operational performance and reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. From glass, cement and concrete products to gypsum plasterboard and wood products, we have solid expertise ranging from metallurgical testing, feasibility studies, process design, and energy generation and efficiency audits to design modelling, environmental permitting, health and safety and operations support, and everything else in between.
Our team is experienced in all phases of process design, from the initial stages of project evaluations, detailed design and construction and commissioning through to operations and optimization. Our mandates range from scoping studies to preliminary economic assessments, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, and detailed engineering.
We have worked in partnership with some of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of construction products and materials in the industry, among them, the Lafarge Group, Nordkalk and British Gypsum. Whether engaged in mining, quarrying, extracting or processing of raw materials, we can help you make operational, plant, equipment and process efficiency improvements via our slew of services.
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