Mineral processing plants

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Mineral processing plants

Deep expertise in mineral processing

The mining industry plays a significant role in the transition to a low-carbon future. Minerals and metals are essential building blocks in a wide variety of clean energy technologies, from wind turbines and nuclear energy to solar panels, electric vehicles and battery storage.

Each ore is unique and concentrated in a different way. At AFRY we work in close cooperation with the mining companies and the different technology suppliers to find the optimal result for each process phase.

When looking for a long-term and efficient way to mine, concentrate and deliver minerals, it is essential to understand each phase of the process in detail.

AFRY's mining expertise is built on a solid foundation of process knowledge and project implementation expertise. We have a strong Nordic engineering heritage with over 30 years of experience in the metals and mining industry. Our track record includes working with many of the industry's key players, such as Alcoa, Anglo American, Boliden, LKAB, Outokumpu, SSAB, VALE, Vallourec, and Usiminas.

We aim high and challenge ourselves

For each one-of-a-kind process we develop, we assess alternatives and possibilities from the best available technologies, or beyond, and are not limited to any single supplier or technology. Understanding the interlinkages between process design and environmental performance is at our core.

Sustainable solutions for a low-carbon future require the extraction of raw materials using the most efficient technologies. Resources on our earth are not endless, and assets around the world are limited. The mining and metals industry's future challenges will be to fulfill variable demands for minerals, many of which will be extracted in more distant and difficult settings, while also reshaping the business toward more sustainability.

Constantly striving for improvement

We use our engineering ability to optimise technical processes across the lifetime of mining and metals operations to decrease emissions, reduce the CO2 footprint, and increase overall efficiency and sustainability.

In mineral processing there are several opportunities to increase resource efficiency. For instance, the full potential of waste as raw material has not yet been realised. AFRY is committed to identifying and developing technological solutions that result in more effective recycling operations, waste reduction and elimination, and repurposing waste streams into new products.


Offering expertise throughout the value chain

Based on our breadth of knowledge, we can help clients at every step and in any scale of a project, from exploration to mining and minerals processing to further beneficiation, smelting and end-product refining and manufacturing to end-of-life recycling.

AFRY is a European leader in engineering, design, and advisory services, with a global reach. We are 17,000 devoted experts in environment, infrastructure, industry, energy and digitalisation, creating sustainable solutions for generations to come. Through our consulting and engineering services we help clients in shaping and developing their ideas into technically, environmentally, and financially viable solutions.

Our key competencies for mineral processing

  • Feasibility studies with various CAPEX and OPEX accuracies
  • Health, safety and environmental studies
  • Permitting and EIA support
  • Multi-disciplinary engineering services
  • EPCM (engineering, procurement, project and construction management) services
  • Project management services
  • Technical consulting, Management consulting services, including technical due diligence studies and process optimizations
Janne Tikka - Head of Mining & Metals
Janne Tikka
Head of Mining & Metals

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