Wherever you are and whatever you mine, we deliver services across the entire life cycle of mining projects from front-end geology, process and environmental consulting, through to conceptual and detailed design, project management, construction, operations, and mine closure. Our concept-to-closure capabilities provide continuity of support and knowledge synergy across the project phases.

We are an industry-recognised expert in every facet of mining project assessment, development and optimisation for all major commodities. In the early stages of project development, we utilise our skills in geology, mineral resource estimation, mine planning and metallurgical studies to add significant value to our customers' projects. We optimise the connection between mineral resource estimates and the proposed mining method to maximise cash flow early in the life of mine, increasing net present value of the asset, develop efficient flowsheets that maximise commodity recovery and reduce contaminants, and minimise plant footprint and complexity to reduce capital expenditures.

In addition, we provide full support of reporting requirements for public disclosure, from preliminary economic assessments through to detailed feasibility studies, and have prepared hundreds of NI 43-101 Technical Reports and Competent Person’s Reports.

At the detailed engineering stage, our relentless focus on the capital efficiency of the design realises substantial cost savings. For brownfield projects, our intrinsic understanding of the production context means that design solutions are optimised fully for the operating environment. Automation and technology-based material handling solutions for capacities greater than 10,000 tonnes per hour, including our proprietary Super Portable® system, are proven to increase productivity and efficiency.

Our systematic, scalable, globally proven approach to project delivery, combined with our specialised technical expertise and strong project management capability, reduces project risk and shortens execution. From small expansions to new builds, our experts work in concert across the life cycle to consistently deliver projects safely and predictably, regardless of size, complexity or location.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Front-end services, including exploration assistance, resource and reserve estimating, advanced geostatistics, mine planning and design, geotechnical and environmental services, and scoping, prefeasibility and feasibility studies
  • NI 43-101, JORC and SAMREC reporting
  • Engineering, design and procurement
  • Project, logistics and construction management
  • Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM); engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and Project Management Contractor (PMC)
  • Plant startup and commissioning
  • Material handling
  • Asset maintenance and support
  • Mine closure and rehabilitation

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Mineral resources and project assessments

We are an industry-recognised expert in mineral resources and project assessments globally across commodities.

Mine planning and design

Wood provides global capabilities in open pit and underground mine planning, serving clients in environments ranging from the tropics to the high arctic.

Mineral processing and metallurgy

Wood delivers expertise in copper, gold, iron ore, potash, nickel, diamonds, PGMs, uranium, lead-zinc and molybdenum.

Engineering, design and project management

Wood delivers projects worldwide. We understand how mines and process facilities work, and we know how to design for safety, efficiency and ease of maintenance.

Material handling

We provide study, design and supply, and construction services for innovative surface and underground material handling solutions.

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