Mineral & Extractive Metallurgy Expert Witness Services

Our industry experts have over 50 years of experience providing comprehensive metallurgy and mineral expertise, design and investigation services to companies across the globe.

Steel & Iron, Glass and Cement Industry Experts

We take a scientific, unbiased approach in all our investigations and recommendations, and have significant litigation experience at the International Court of Arbitration and High Court.

Our Clients

Our Accreditations

Our Mineral Resource, Metallurgy
& Cement Specialities:

  • Mills
  • Cogging Mills
  • Heavy, Medium and Light Section Mills
  • Universal Mills
  • Plate and Strip Mills – Hot and Cold
  • Rod and Bar Mills
  • Tube Mills
  • Coal, magnesium/copper production
  • Steel production including mini steel mills and foundries
  • Ferro magnetic materials production
  • Ore terminals
  • Ore and pellet handling systems
  • B.O.S. Plants
  • Direct Reduction
  • Coke Ovens
  • Blast Furnaces
  • Electric Arc Furnaces
  • Continuous Casting
  • Reheat Furnaces
  • Finishing Processes
  • Pollution Control
  • Mechanical and Electrical Services
  • Float glass and container (bottle) glass production.
  • Glass tableware and ceramics.
  • Quarrying of limestone, gypsum, pumice and clay.
  • Ordinary Portland cement production.
  • Ceramics, sanitary ware and ceramic tiles.
  • Building materials including brick manufacture, cement, metal and woodworking.
  • PVC extrusion of pipes and pipe fittings.

Our Expert Witness Services Includes

Expert advice and independent expert opinion

Site and equipment surveys

Process design reviews

Review of construction records

Examing compliance issues

Investigation of process and mechanical design defects, disruptions

Expertise In All Facets of Metallurgy, Cement &
Mineral Resources

We’ve had a dedicated metallurgical division since 1974, developing significant expertise
and experience with clients across the world.

Design, Development & Production Implementation

  • Market and feasibility studies
  • Preliminary engineering studies
  • Engineering design and layout
  • Tender documents and specifications
  • Assistance with engineering contractor and equipment supplier selection / procurement
  • Expediting and equipment inspection
  • Construction supervision
  • Co-ordination of plant construction, start-up and commissioning.
  • Training of operatives
  • Start-up and initial operation

Management &
Supervision

  • Design and Development
  • Erection and Commissioning
  • Production
  • Maintenance Procedures
  • Costing Systems
  • Stores Systems
  • Administration and Sales
  • Purchasing
  • General Works
  • Training
  • Safety Procedures

Metallurgical & Mineral Studies and Reports

  • Development and Diversification
  • Viability Studies
  • Rehabilitation and Modernisation of Steelworks Plant
  • Process and Plant Optimisation
  • Direct Reduction: known processes and foreseeable future
  • Direct reduction versus blast furnace procedures
  • Mini Mills – Reinforcing Rounds
  • Mini Steelworks – Scrap and Electric Arc Furnaces
  • Marketing and Sales

Case Study

Significant experience in glass containers, tumblers and tableware production

We prepared the design and international tender documents to a 110 tonnes/day glass plant including conducting the contract negotiation with 4 short-listed contractors/suppliers.

Our considerable specialist marketing, economic and technical expertise in these industries has enabled us to successfully carry out market surveys, feasibility studies, specifications and project implementation across more than 50 years.

We have worldwide experience, particularly in Africa and the Middle East, with in-depth knowledge of the emerging demands for glass products in Europe and world glass markets.

Metallurgical Clients Worldwide

Ethiopia

  • Pre-feasibility study and a feasibility study into the 750,000 tonnes per annum expansion at Mugher Cement Factory near Addis Ababa with an option of a greenfield site alternative at Dire Dawa in northern Ethiopia. The study included the full geological survey of the limestone, gypsum, pumice and clay sites including complete borehole and laboratory analysis followed by reserve estimation and quarry design. MIGL undertook the conceptual design of the process requirements leading to the preparation of tender documents for international equipment supply and construction

Poland 

  • A study of the cement packing and associated departments of a newly privatised cement company. Implementation of improvements to bulk cement, loose bag and palletised product loading and warehousing and distribution

India

  • Evaluation of the viability of a US$200 million green-field site development for a 2.6M tpa cement works in the Kutchch district of Gujarat for potential investment.

Abu Dhabi

  • Study of Market and Technology for asbestos cement plant.

 

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