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Capabilities

The company’s vision to offer integrated engineering solutions for all commodities and all mine types (open pit and underground) covers the following technical areas:

  • Mine design, layout & schedule.
  • Primary access & logistics engineering.
  • Geotechnical engineering.
  • Ventilation & cooling engineering.
  • Mine services infrastructure engineering.
  • Mine support infrastructure engineering.
  • Bulk utilities supply engineering.
  • Mineral process engineering.
  • Process plant engineering.
  • Waste rock dump & tailings dam engineering.
  • Manpower compliment determination.
  • Capital cost generation.
  • Operating cost generation.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Financial evaluation.
  • Environmental engineering including environmental & social impact assessments.
  • Mine occupational health & mine safety management.
  • Compilation of standards & procedures.
  • Operational assistance.
  • Competent Persons Reports in support of stock exchange listings.
  • Due diligence reviews.
  • Accident investigations.
  • Insurance investigations & valuations.
  • Asset management & asset registers.
  • Study Project Management.

Skills & Expertise

The skills available within our pool of engineering and technical expertise include:

  • Geology.
  • Mining engineering.
  • Geotechnical engineering.
  • Ventilation engineering.
  • Mechanical engineering.
  • Electrical engineering.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Infrastructure engineering & bulk supply.
  • Instrumentation & control engineering.
  • Metallurgical & process engineering.
  • Industrial engineering.
  • Environmental & social consultants.
  • Design & drafting services.
  • Dynamic simulation.

Software

Other than the usual suite of MS Office software we make use of the following:

  • DeswickCad (mine design software)
  • DeswickScheduler (mine scheduling software)
  • AutoCad (draughting software)
  • Ventsim (ventilation simulation sofware)
  • Helix (conveyor modelling software)
  • MS Project (project management software)

Contact

Jim Pooley (RSA)                   jim@baraconsulting.co.za               Tel +27 (0) 82 373 0796

Pat Willis (UK)                        patw@baraconsulting.co.uk             Tel + 44 (0) 7810 182 169                                                                                                                             or +27 (0) 82 452 2766

Andrew Bamber (CA)            bamber@baraconsulting.co.uk       Tel +1 778 386 8085

 

 

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