Bechtel has completed hundreds of major mining and metals projects across six continents, enabling our customers to produce everything from aluminum to zinc. 

With extensive experience in mining and metals projects worldwide, Bechtel is equipped to handle the most challenging endeavors 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
  • Metals forming
  • Mineral processing
  • Pollution control
  • Electrometallurgy
  • Environmental permitting

What we do

  • Detailed engineering tailored to the requirements 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

Market expertise

Precious Metals

Precious Metals

  • 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
Bulk Commodities

Bulk Commodities

  • Alumina and bauxite
  • Aluminum
  • Coal
  • Copper
  • Iron ore
Iron and Steelmaking

Iron and Steelmaking

Our experience spans a broad range of services involving numerous technologies for 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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