CWA understands the challenges that mine developments and mine operations face. Our senior personnel have proven experience in mining projects around the globe, from the tropics to the arctic. Our team has experience working at mine sites as plant engineers, project managers, and construction managers, as well as experience working in maintenance and operations.
This on-site practical knowledge, coupled with decades of combined consulting experience, has provided us with expertise in a range of areas including:
- Complete material handling systems.
- Mine infrastructure.
- Process plant design.
- Asset maintenance and reliability.
- Production optimization.
- Risk analysis.
- Remote site logistics and planning.
- Permitting support.
Our project portfolio includes run-of-mine and ore handling facilities, process plant in-feed and stockpile systems, processing facilities, concentrate handling systems, and storage and loadout systems.
We are fully equipped to provide cost-effective and practical solutions to our mining clients at all project levels, from strategic planning and feasibility through operations and maintenance support.
Mine Feasibility, Consulting & Planning
Turning Potential into Reality
CWA’s teams are experienced in providing in-depth project analysis and development services for a variety of commodities. We offer a comprehensive range of services for mine developments including:
- Scoping, pre-feasibility, and feasibility studies.
- Concept development and layouts.
- Trade-off studies.
- NI 43-101 technical reporting.
- Permit applications and public agency coordination.
Optimization by Design
We leverage our expertise and knowledge of best practices and regulatory agencies to provide project review services for previously-developed concepts, layouts, and execution plans to identify cost saving opportunities, resolve constructability issues, and reduce environmental impact. During the review process, our multidisciplinary teams combine hands-on field experience with innovative use of advanced technology in analysis and modelling to provide clients with unique value-added solutions that can achieve significant cost savings.
Transportation and Logistic Systems
From Mine to Market
CWA is a recognized leader in bulk material transportation systems and logistics planning for the movement of product from mine to market by road, rail, and sea. Our customized multimodal solutions create operational efficiencies tailored to the unique conditions and challenges of each project, taking into account the community, the local environment, cost-effectiveness, and overall sustainability. We plan, design, and deliver mine site truck and rail loadout facilities, truck and rail receiving and unloading facilities, rail transportation, barge and ship loading systems, and marine and inland terminals.