Bauxite, Alumina, Aluminium and Power Consultants
Our experts are senior industry insiders, with many years of experience in the aluminium business. Together we have a multi-company background, we have worked in many different countries and we are familiar with both the operating and head office environment.
As seasoned consultants we work in one-man advisory roles, manage our own team or fit in your team, just as conditions demand.
The single word bauxite summarizes a world of diversity. Bauxite can be lateritic or karst in nature and can be present in pocket or blanket deposits. Mining operations can be open cast, from plateau all the way to deep seated, or even underground. Our geologists and mining experts are familiar with this world of diversity and bring relevant experience to each project.
Alumina refining involves the separation of alumina from the bauxite impurities. Hence bauxite impurities and alumina minerals control the selection of process technology. The alumina industry has developed a whole range of technologies to minimize the impact of bauxite characteristics on refinery capital and operating costs. Our experts have a wealth of experience with bauxite – process interaction.
For disposal of bauxite wash tailings and bauxite residue we can meet all your requirements through our link with a large geotechnical engineering company.
Aluminium smelting involves the electrolytic reduction of alumina and aluminium smelters use either Söderberg or pre-bake technology. Plant operations include a cast house and frequently also an anode production plant. Our specialists bring their extensive knowledge of smelter, cast house and anode production technology to your project.
A sustained supply of low cost power is of paramount importance for smelter operation. Many smelters generate their own power, which can be coal, gas or hydro based. Our experts are thoroughly familiar with the interaction between power plant and smelter. Through our link with a large power consulting firm we can meet all your requirements.