Process Plant Upgrade Study

Location
Emerald
Client
BMA Gregory Crinum Mine

The process plant upgrade project involved a throughput study of an existing CHPP, and the development of capacity upgrade projects.

The deliverable was to provide a $ - for – tonnes analysis of bottlenecks identified by the throughput study with an ultimate aim to increase production by ~25%.

Working closely with the client, Waves responsibilities were to deliver:

  • Plant throughput/production/processing study;
  • Plant debottlenecking;
  • Capital upgrade project scoping and preliminary design;
  • Capital estimates and schedules;
  • Staged upgrade program based around capital cost per step increase in annual production.

The client gained a quantified understanding of their current plant and its existing bottlenecks, along with a detail plan of capital upgrades with information necessary for formulation of business cases.