Westech has the capability to support mining companies from exploration licensing all the way through the development of the project to production.
Through our global network of suppliers and specialists built up through many years in the construction and management of natural resource projects Westech is able to assist operations staff in the specification, design and procurement of cost effective plant and equipment. The specification and procurement of suitable parts is fundamental to a project as expensive parts create inefficiencies in the project while ill made or unspecified parts are likely to become an environmental and safety concern to the operation. Westech offers an efficient and cost effective solution to the procurement of parts of the highest standard.
Westech can offer our clients complete geological solutions including the formulation of drilling programs, geophysics and core logging. Further Westech has the ability to offer resource determination according to NI43-101 and JORC standards. With our partner company Lionsbridge Capital we are able to offer companies complete valuations and feasibility studies based on geology.
Westech has extensive experience in underground mining specifically in the development of solutions for deep level, room pillar, long wall, cut fill and paste and backfill mining. Issues specific to underground mining in which Westech boasts significant experience includes:
- Mine planning and geo technical engineering
- Refrigeration and ventilation including heat exchanges, bulk coolers and ice plants
- The specification, procurement or refurbishment of lateral transport solutions both tracked and trackless
Westech also has the capability to design drilling programs and carry out geo technical analysis and subsequently design and model open cut operations.
Westech has worked extensively in the design, construction and operation of process plants globally with specific experience and expertise in gold, tungsten, molybdenum, uranium, generation of sulphuric acid, lead and zinc, copper, rare earths, coal, nickel and iron ore.
Westech have designed and built many crushing circuits from ramp, dump bin and apron feeder through to jaw crusher and two stage cone crushers. Furthermore, Westech has tested and constructed sizes for wet ores and done significant research into the use of HPGR options.
Westech understands that milling is core to the operation of the project and the high risk inherent in the materials and construction of the mill. Westech has built autogenous, semi autogenous, rod, ball and fine grinding mills of all types and brands. In addition to the design, procurement and installation of mills we have the capability to redesign mill drives electrically and mechanically, construct spare ends, provide service solutions and rebuild and service vibrating screens.
Many years of experience in sulphide floatation for molybdenum, uranium, acid, lead, nickel, gold and with oxide ores for tungsten has given Westech the expertise to design efficient flotation cells, furthermore our network of manufacturers in Europe, the US and China gives us access to the most cost effective pricing.
Westech has the capability to work with our partners to deliver the design and construction of SX and EW plants. We have specific experience in the transportation, commissioning and upgrade of both copper and uranium plants.
Westech has specific experience in CIP and CIL of Gold and Uranium in addition to continuous ion exchange. Our capabilities include the carrying out of test work and designing associated processes.
In the design and operation of mines Westech have undertaken significant infrastructure projects to meet the requirements to support both the personnel and operational activities of a project. Projects Westech has been involved in include:
- Construction of temporary and dormitory accommodation including for up to 4000 people
- Construction of sewerage plants
- Construction of water storage and purification plants
- The reticulation and generation of electricity
The installation of low cost diesel, fuel or heavy fuel generators
Surface Geotechnical Analysis
Westech understands the importance of the survey of the site to ensure the datum’s are correct before the development and construction of a project. Our geologists and civil engineers carry out detailed technical drilling of the foot print of heavy items or vibrating machinery.
Westech has significant experience in the negotiation of licensing and permitting including securing land road and power supply and the negotiation of native title.
Westech has worked closely both with Australian state and territory governments and foreign governments to license and foster a healthy and supportive working relationship with the community.
Westech believes in sustainable development and seeks to work with stake holders and the Board of companies to achieve the highest environmental standards with the lowest environmental impact whilst still allowing the cost effective development of a project. To this end Westech carries out Environmental impact and fatal flaws Assessments, negotiates terms of reference and formulates Environmental management plans.
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