Mining & Metals

We excel at completing logistically challenging projects, often in remote areas

Bechtel has completed more than 380 major mining and metals projects and close to 1,500 studies across six continents, enabling our customers to produce everything from aluminum to zinc. 

Our work 

  • 29 aluminium smelter projects
  • 8 alumina refinery projects
  • 26 major copper concentrator projects
  • 16 major copper solvent-extraction and electrowinning projects
  • 12 coal projects

Featured expertise:

Our market expertise includes:
  • Coal, ferrous metals, and nonferrous metals—focusing on copper, gold, aluminum, alumina, iron ore, steel, nickel, and titanium
  • Industrial metals—focusing on cement, glass, and gypsum
  • Metals forming and finishing—with emphasis on aluminum and steel

What we do:

  • Detailed engineering tailored to the requirement of precise, sound, and economical construction
  • Global procurement, inspection, and expediting to obtain the right equipment at the right price, including cost-effective financing terms and on-time delivery schedules
  • Construction that achieves the earliest plant startup within budget and according to plan
  • Solutions to the unique problems encountered on every project based on diverse experience in the mining and metallurgical industry

Featured expertise

With extensive experience in mining and metals projects worldwide, Bechtel is equipped to handle the most challenging projects the world has to offer. Our professionals are some of the most respected in the industry and possess expertise in complex areas of mining, including:
  • Mineral exploration and geology
  • Hydrometallurgical processing
  • Mine planning
  • Pyrometallurgical processing
  • Materials handling
  • Metal forming
  • Mineral processing
  • Pollution control
  • Electrometallurgy
  • Environmental permitting

Featured projects

Bechtel has completed more than 380 major mining and metals projects and close to 1,500 studies across six continents.

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