Mining & Metals Expertise

Bulk commodities

We have many years’ experience delivering projects for the world’s largest mining and resources companies. Our expertise in major bulk commodities includes:

  • Alumina and bauxite
  • Aluminium
  • Coal
  • Copper
  • Iron ore

Precious metals

Bechtel has accumulated broad experience in the design and construction of precious-metals-recovery plants. Our expertise includes:

  • Ore-reserve determination
  • Mine planning
  • Crushing and agglomeration
  • Semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) and conventional grinding
  • Overland conveying and stacking
  • Pressure and bio-oxidation
  • Roasting
  • Heap leaching
  • Agitation leaching
  • Carbon-in-leach (CIL)
  • Carbon-in-pulp (CIP) adsorption
  • Atmospheric and pressure stripping
  • Carbon regeneration
  • Zinc precipitation
  • Electrowinning
  • Gold smelting and refining
  • Effluent treatment
  • Cyanide destruction

Iron and steelmaking

Our experience spans a broad range of services involving numerous technologies to the iron and steel industry worldwide.This includes design/build and feasibility study services to a number of major direct-reduced-iron (DRI) and hot-briquetted-iron (HBI) producers and engineered-equipment manufacturers.

Pit-to-port solutions

We offer comprehensive solutions for mining projects—with experience delivering mining, rail, and port solutions around the world.

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