Metallurgical Services

PPM Global’s expert metallurgical engineers have been engaged all over the world providing metallurgical services to minerals process plants both during commissioning, process ramp up, as well as optimising a steady state plant operations to full production. We’ve done this from the outback of Australia to work in minus 40 degrees Celsius, some 200km above the arctic circle in Finland.

Just some of the countries include:

  • Australia,
  • DRC Congo, Africa
  • Zambia Africa
  • Namibia Africa
  • Finland
  • North America
  • Kazakhstan
  • Indonesia
  • West Timor

Check out our metallurgical experience page by mine site location for more details on the projects in each country.

PPM Global offers clients integrated metallurgical solutions to the start-up and ongoing development of mineral processing operations, while all services are supported by a safe, practical approach to commissioning and process plant management. Our engineering team has the combined experience of over 200 years in the mineral processing industry. As a team of metallurgical and construction engineers, we can draw on this diversified skill set to achieve successful outcomes in the metallurgical services that we provide to mining company clients and the projects that we undertake.

We have metallurgical engineering staff that have been involved with minerals process plants, producing all sorts of metals such as GOLD, SILVER, TUNGSTEN, ANTIMONY, COPPER, ZINC, VANADIUM, NICKEL, just to name a few.

PPM Global can provide metallurgical staff for

  • On shift, metallurgical support.
  • An overall technical audit of metallurgical laboratory (met lab) facilities.
  • A minerals processing plant safety review/report. See quality assurance.
  • Recommendations on changes to adopt best process plant practice methods.
  • Recommendations on improvements in accuracy and turnaround times.
  • Complete method validations.
  • Training of personnel in the correct procedures for all required analytical methods.
  • Column leach test work.
  • Minerals process plant operational analytical test work.
  • Minerals process plant troubleshooting.
  • Minerals process optimisation.

PPM Global can provide staff for any metallurgical project, large or small, to assist with your project requirements.

PPM Global recently provided a Technical Manager for the FQM Sentinel project in Zambia, Africa to manage the ongoing metallurgical test work and develop the best analytical practise for a 55mtpa froth floatation, copper concentrate plant.

Consulting project metallurgist for First Quantum Minerals LTD:

“PPM provided commissioning assistance to a number of FQM projects including Ravensthorpe (Nickel Laterite leach plant, Australia), Kevitsa (Nickel/Copper concentrator, Finland), Kansanshi (copper leach/SX/EW, Zambia) and Sentinel (Copper concentrator, Zambia) between 2010 and 2016.”

PPM Global has developed strong business relations with several small-scale producers to assist with commissioning optimisations of process plants, one more recently in provision of metallurgical optimisation services at Osborne Concentrator Project in Queensland.

PPM Global managed a small team to conduct test work on process optimisation that lead to conducting test work on potential ore bodies to further extending mine life.

PPM Global provides all the necessary documentation and skilled personnel to assist with your project with offering clients honest, value for money services and delivering on every commitment that we make.

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