The mining sector faces countless challenges today. 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.
In addition, whether juniors mine for base or precious metals or global resource corporations engage in the exploration, extraction, and processing of minerals or in the reclamation of a mine site, each is confronted with very distinct issues and complexities.
Yesterday’s thinking and traditional ways of doing business to address these challenges and achieve cost-effective mining operations no longer suffice. So what can WSP do to help?
Local Expertise, International Reach
Being problem solvers at heart, we know that the adoption of forward-thinking strategies and advanced technologies are critical to countering these issues, capitalizing on opportunities, and adding value to businesses. That’s where we can help.
We have a comprehensive understanding of the mining industry and leverage our know-how from Canada, Australia/New Zealand, 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 specialized and skilled individuals. Our integrated and multidisciplinary team of specialists possesses proficiency in implementing and delivering comprehensive, tailored and 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, 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, minimizing 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, 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 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 and transit, rail freight transport, roads and highways, ports, metals, oil and gas, power and energy, and tunnelling and underground construction.