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SRK CONSULTING (UK) LIMITED

SRK CONSULTING (UK) LIMITED

Independent Consultants to the Mining and Metals Industries

SRK CONSULTING (UK) LIMITED
Fifth Floor, Churchill House
17 Churchill Way
CARDIFF
CF10 2HH
United Kingdom
029 2034 8150
http://www.srk.co.uk

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SRK Consulting (UK) Limited is part of the wider independent SRK Group of consulting practices which includes approximately 1,600 employees located in 50 practices in 22 countries. SRK provides professional technical consultancy services to the mining and metals sector, encompassing multi-disciplinary technical studies and due diligence for mineral assets including exploration through to development, operation and mine closure.

Our clients include private companies, publicly listed companies and public sector organisations, ranging from: junior exploration companies, to mid-tier developers and vertically integrated global producers; financial, accounting and legal advisors to the mining and metals sector; sovereign wealth funds; governments; regulatory authorities and EPCM contractors.

ACTIVITIES

Exploration Geology and Resource Evaluation:
Resource modelling, geostatistics, reserve evaluation and classification. Exploration programme design, supervision and logging; representative sampling for evaluation, mineralogy and metallurgy.

Mining Feasibility and Design:
For precious and base metals, coal, diamonds and industrial minerals: Open pit, underground mines and quarries: New mine projects, rehabilitation and expansions. Computer aided mine design. Production scheduling, manning and costing for planned tonnage and grade of ore.

Stock Exchange Listings:
Preparation of independent stock exchange prospectus documents and competent persons reports.

Mining Economics and Auditing:
For management control, reorganisation, expansion, sale, refinancing, privatisation. Mine valuation, economic optimisation and risk/reward assessments and product specification and market analysis.

Mining and Civil Geotechnical Engineering:
All mine and quarry excavations, tunnels, roads, dams, and foundation design. Risk assessment, support, subsidence, ground stabilisation and monitoring.

Tailings and Waste Disposal:
Disposal site permitting, design and construction supervision. Closure and rehabilitation planning, water effluent treatment.

Water Resources:
Water supply, mine water management and dewatering, pollution control. Storm water management, flood studies, environmental audits, management, monitoring, baseline studies. Impact assessment. Planning and licence applications. Pollution prevention and remedies. Mine closure and rehabilitation. Liability and due diligence.

Acid Rock Drainage:
Assessments, prediction, remediation and treatment.

Metallurgy and Processing:
Mineralogical and metallurgical assessment, processing and plant design requirements.

Legal:
Provision of public inquiry and expert witness evidence.

Technical Assistance:
Provision of specialist expertise to enhance operations, train operators and establish maintenance systems.

Safety and Training:
Establishment of safe working practices, safety training, underground and surface training schools.

TYPICAL PROJECTS

IRELAND - Zinc/Lead Mines - pre-feasibility, feasibility and project management for a major new mine. Mining, hydrogeological geotechnical, studies and EIA review. Alumina refinery - closure plan.

PORTUGAL - Tin/Wolfram Mine - Environmental, tailings and rock engineering.

SPAIN - Open Pit Gold Mine - Preliminary feasibility study, metallurgical sampling. EIA for underground copper mine.

GREECE - Gold/Zinc/Lead - Feasibility Study for a Bankable Document for an underground mine.

FIJI - Gold Mine - Design of a water management system for an underground mine.

FRANCE - Zinc/Lead Mine - Technical and economic audit for project finance. Gold Mine - Rock mass stability investigations.

NORWAY - Zinc/Lead Mine - Acid rock drainage.

SERBIA - Copper Mine - Reserve estimation and open pit mine optimisation.

IRAN - Phosphate Project - Mine evaluation and design, training and supervision.

NIGERIA - Coal Mine - Design, performance review, assistance and procurement.

GUINEA - Alluvial Diamond Mine - Pre-feasibility study reserves, mining and tailings.

GHANA - Gold Mine - Geotechnics for slopes and tailings.

ANGOLA - Diamond Mines - Geotechnics, dewatering and open pit design for alluvial diamond deposits and kimberlites.

ZIMBABWE - Batoka Gorge HEP - Specialist geotechnical investigations. Uranium Project - Mine and dewatering system design. Platinum Project - Mining risk assessment and support design. Shangani Mine - Pit slope stability, dewatering, river diversion. Rural Water Supply, Zimco - Pollution control for waste disposal. Gokwe - management of EIA programme for mine, powerstation, new town, pipeline and transmission lines.

ZAMBIA - Copperbelt - Numerous mining and civil engineering projects.

ZAIRE - Gecamines - Waste dump and conveyor ramp design for major open pit.

MALAWI - Rail Line - Site investigation and design. Uranium project - Hydrogeology, hydrology for proposed mine.

BOTSWANA - Copper Nickel Mine - Ore reserve estimation and project audit. Coal - four projects - mining, geotechnical and hydrogeological assessments. Diamond Mines - Water supply and dewatering and pit slope design. Rural Water

MOZAMBIQUE - Beach Sands - EIA, water supply and ground water studies.

INDONESIA - Mining method optimisation, mine design and technology transfer.

SAUDI ARABIA - Feasibility studies for underground and open pit mines.

SWAZILAND - Coal Mine - Techno-economic audit for project finance.

SOUTH AFRICA - Mining, geotechnical, groundwater, tailings and environmental projects.

MALAYSIA - Exploration target assessment for gold and base metals.

AUSTRALIA - Coal Mine Subsidence assessment and expert witness evidence.

CANADA - Coal Mine - Mine design for 3 million tpa underground operation.

USA - Mine audit for stock exchange listing.

CHILE - Copper Mine - Rock mechanics in rockburst area; major open pit design.

PERU - Rock mechanics mine waste, environmental services and seminars.

MONGOLIA - Environmental Action Plan for Cu/Mo Deposit.

RUSSIA & CIS - Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies; Due Diligence studies; technical audits for listing purposes; competent persons reports; environmental impact studies; resource and reserve estimation reports.

VENEZUELA - Gold Mines - Reserves and mining assessment for mine expansion; evaluation and design for reopening an abandoned mine.

BOLIVIA - Environmental pre-feasibility study for Gold/Copper Mine.

GREAT BRITAIN - Numerous mining, quarrying projects, landfill site assessment and design, geotechnical, hydrogeological, site investigations and environmental assessments: Coal Mines: Feasibility, design, problem solving, audits, due diligence, technical consultants reports for stock exchange listing. Involved in BCC Privatisation and management buyouts. Base Metals: Cu/Pb/Zn Mine - Technical audit for investment purposes. Development on Mined Land: Investigations and engineered solutions for development on undermined land, landfill and gas generating sites. Quarries: Resource Evaluation, valuation and planning. Reports pursuant to the Mines and Quarries Act. Site investigation, slope and tip stability. Planning Applications: Preparation of planning application documentation. Representation at public meetings and enquiries. Contaminated Land: Site assessment and rehabilitation. Acid Drainage: Pollution assessment and amelioration. Claims and Arbitration: Expert advice in mining and civil engineering. Mine Dewatering Water Management and Remediation.

EXPERIENCE IN:

EUROPE & CIS: Armenia, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece,Greenland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Egypt, Iran, Israel, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

AFRICA: Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

SOUTH ASIA: Afghanistan, India

EAST ASIA: China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines, Vietnam

PACIFIC: Australia, Fiji, Malaysia, Papa New Guinea

NORTH AMERICA: Canada, USA

CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Jamaica

CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica

SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

OFFICES ABROAD:

Argentina (Buenos Aires, Mendoza)

Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney)

Brazil (Belo Horizonte)

Canada (Vancouver, Saskatoon, Sudbury, Toronto, Yellowknife)

Chile (Santiago)

China (Beijing, Nanchang)

Congo (DRC) (Lubumbashi)

Ghana (Accra)

Hong Kong

India (Kolkata)

Indonesia (Jakarta)

Kazakhstan (Almaty)

Mexico (Queretaro, Zacatecas, Hermosillo)

Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar)

Peru (Lima)

Russia (St Petersburg, Moscow)

South Africa (Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Rustenburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Kimberley)

Sweden (Skellefteċ)

Turkey (Ankara)

USA (Anchorage, Denver, Elko, Fort Collins, Reno, Tucson)

Zimbabwe (Harare)

ASSOCIATIONS
GEMCOM Services Inc, Canada, Colorado
NCL, Santiago, Chile
RDC, South Africa
Consult 4, South Africa
Waste Resources (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
SRK Exploration Services (Ltd), Cardiff, UK


SECTORS AND DISCIPLINES

Environment: Contamination
Environment: Impact assessment
Industry: Mining and minerals
Infrastructure: Tunnels
Privatisation: Due diligence
Water: Biodiversity
Water: Hydrology
Water: Surface & groundwater resources

SECTORS AND DISCIPLINES

SectorDiscipline
EnvironmentContamination
EnvironmentImpact assessment
IndustryMining and minerals
InfrastructureTunnels
PrivatisationDue diligence
WaterBiodiversity
WaterHydrology
WaterSurface & groundwater resources

EXPERIENCE IN

Country
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Croatia
Czech Republic
Egypt
Estonia
Georgia
India
Iran
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Mozambique
Pakistan
Poland
Romania
Russia
Syria
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Zimbabwe