BBA

Metallurgy

BBA’s expertise is particularly strong in the mining and metals sector. Gold, copper, nickel, lead and zinc hold no secrets for our metallurgy team, which has vast multidisciplinary experience in industrial minerals as well as in precious, ferrous and nonferrous metals. Our wide range of services includes process management and optimization, modelling, economic and technical feasibility studies, engineering, and project management in EPCM mode. The versatility of our metallurgy team covers all steps, from primary extraction to the final product. We set ourselves apart through the design and implementation of solutions that meet the highest environmental and energy efficiency standards. Complex and successful mandates are our trademark, making BBA a leader in the field.

PROCESS FLOWSHEETS

  • Planning and management of bench and pilot plant tests
  • Process selection and flowsheet development for ferrous and nonferrous metal production such as iron and steel making, nonferrous metal smelting and converting, off-gas capture and treatment
  • Mass, heat and energy balances
  • Process simulations and expert systems
  • Reconciliation of metallurgical data

EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS AND SELECTION

  • Assistance in the choice of new or used equipment
  • Replacement of existing equipment by new technologies
  • Process upgrading and optimization

PLANT DESIGN

  • General plant layout
  • Preliminary and detailed engineering
  • Automation and control
  • Start-up and commissioning
  • EPCM projects (engineering, procurement and construction management)

AUDITS, STUDIES AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

  • Conceptual and feasibility studies
  • Energy and operational audits
  • Technical assistance and training
  • Financial analysis
  • Profitability studies, working capital, sensitivity analysis
  • Risk analysis and HAZOP reviews