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Category archive: Mining

Capital Investment System Implementation

Improved Investment Decisions

A mid tier global miner with projects in multiple commodities had experienced less than optimum performance from both project execution and operations that had been invested in recently. Enthalpy were asked to review the issues with the customer and implement the Capital Investment System to ensure improved investment decisions and implementations on future projects.  Enthalpy…

Independent Peer Review of Coal Mine Expansion Prefeasibility

Coal Mine Expansion Prefeasibility

Enthalpy were asked to carry out Independent Peer Review of a pre-feasibility study for the brownfields expansion of an underground coal mine in Logan County, West Virginia. Our review team highlighted minor issues with the level of content, quality and accuracy of a few chapters of the feasibility study.  The highlighted gaps and recommendations allowed…

Independent Peer Review of Feasibility Study

project management

An established customer that utilises Enthalpy’s Capital Investment System for business case development and investment decisions asked Enthalpy to carry out an Independent Peer Review of a brownfields expansion of an iron ore mine/rail/port system in North America. Enthalpy’s review team completed assessment of the feasibility process including cost, schedule, implementation aspects to determine any…

Copper / Gold Mine – Bankable Feasibility Study Management

mine water supply system

Enthalpy was engaged to provide project management, planning, cost control and contracts co-ordination services for the preparation of a Bankable Feasibility Study for a $750M Copper/Gold Mine in Argentina. Upon receipt of a positive investment decision, our Team’s involvement subsequently extended to project mobilisation and calling tenders for EPCM services.

Underground Coal Mine Construction

Underground Coal Mine Construction

Enthalpy was engaged to prepare tender enquiries for the Engineering, project and construction management of the new longwall surface facilities in Queensland for a $560M total project. The assignment was extended to provide a project control group for the premobilisation phase of the project. Continued success led to Enthalpy’s team being engaged for the full…

Water Supply System for Copper/Gold Mine – Contract Establishment and Project Controls

mine water supply system

Enthalpy was engaged by a mine owner to provide project control services and form construction contracts during the development and implementation phases of a water supply system for a remote mining project. The project scope included borefield development, pumps, pipelines and associated local power generation, transmission and remote control facilities. The Enthalpy team established controls…

Port Expansion – Project Management, Contracts and Project Controls Advice

PMI Conference

Enthalpy was called in by the owner of a coal port in eastern Australia to establish project controls in the formation of EPCM and key construction contracts for the $350M dredging and construction of expanded port facilities. We completed project establishment work including an owner’s project execution plan, cost reviews, and EPCM contract establishment. We…

Capital Investment System Implementation for Minor Mining JV Partner

Capital Investment System Implementation

The Australian division of a foreign investment company in the resources sector needed to establish robust capital investment standards and policies. The client was not the operator or major partner in their investments, but they needed to position themselves to influence their JV partners. Their immediate focus was on a multi-billion dollar project, involving the development of…

Independent Investment Review for Major Copper Project

extending the mine life

The Enthalpy client is a minority shareholder in a long term mega-project for a large Copper Mine and Concentrator in a very difficult high altitude location. The majority shareholder (also the operator) conducted a Feasibility Study to determine the viability of doubling the production and extending the mine life by 15 years. Enthalpy was engaged…

Major Coal Extraction Investigation

coal extraction investigation

Enthalpy was engaged by a major resources client to help study a greenfield investment opportunity involving the potential to extract a significant energy coal resource from under a >300 square kilometre exploration lease area for domestic and/or export markets.