Mining & Minerals

In the mining and minerals processing industry, GPA provides the following engineering services:

  • Concept and Scoping Studies
  • Pre-Feasibility, Feasibility and Definitive Feasibility Studies
  • Detailed Design and Drafting
  • Procurement and Tender Management
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • EPC, EPCM, Complete Turnkey Solutions
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Commissioning and Operations Support
  • Owners Engineer and Superintendent Services
  • Outage Planning and Management
  • Integrity Management Planning
  • Management of Change
  • Maintenance Strategies
  • Equipment Inspection and Assessment
  • Auditing and Risk Assessment
  • Compliance Assessments; Standards, Hazardous Area
  • Capital Planning/Asset Management
  • Decommissioning and Abandonment

These services have been provided to a number of mineral processing industries including the steel, coal, lead, zinc, copper, gold, silver and uranium industries throughout Australia.

A short selection of some of the projects GPA has completed in the mining and minerals processing industry includes:

  • Feasibility, detailed design, installation and commissioning support for a 2.5 ML/day Water Treatment Plant at ERA's Ranger Uranium Mine
  • Detailed design and procurement management of all plant and equipment for the new Electric Arc Furnace Dust Washing Plant at Nyrstar, Port Pirie
  • Re-certification, fit for service assessments, governance and upgrades to the LPG storage and distribution system at BHPB, Olympic Dam
  • Feasibility, detailed design, installation and commissioning support for an expanded 5 ML/day micro-filtration (MF) and reverse osmosis (RO) plant at ERA's Ranger Uranium Mine
  • Concept studies, cost estimates, detailed design and commissioning support for uranium satellite processing plants and upgrades to existing (brownfield) plants for Heathgate Resources
  • Feasibility, detailed design, installation and commissioning support for a 0.5 ML/day (0.5% w/v) flocculant system for ERA's Ranger Uranium Mine
  • Design, procurement, construction management and commissioning for a 33kv substation upgrade which included all modelling, upgrades and testing for the Zinc Plant at Nyrstar, Port Pirie
  • Statutory compliance assessments for equipment and structures at BMA's Hay Point Coal Terminal
  • Various reviews of ammonia handling, vaporising and storage systems, e.g. Adchem and ERA
  • Sulphuric acid pipeline, catalytic converter, storage and loadout system modifications
  • Upgrade and replacement of utilities e.g. power, water, steam, compressed air, liquid and gaseous fuels
  • Various control system and SCADA upgrades, replacements and modifications
  • Review, concept select and designs of power generation and distribution systems for remote sites
  • Various mass, energy, site-wide water balances, process modelling and flowsheet development projects
  • Risk assessments, HAZOP, CHAZOP and independent assessments for all types processing plant

These services have been provided to a number of industry leading companies such as BHP Billiton, Nyrstar, BMA, ERA, Heathgate Resources, Iron Road and Glencore.