Mining provides resources to create electricity, roads and communities, involving work in remote areas which can invariably involve below ground working.  The scale of these projects is great and as experts we have provided services across this sector.

Mining examples

  • Open-pit Gold Mine

    Detailed programme analysis for open-pit gold mine dispute.

    Independent delay expert analysis in an international arbitration case concerning the termination of a civil and earthworks subcontractor by the Employer at a US$175m open-pit gold mine facility in West Africa. The 924,000oz gold reserves facility, the first to be built in the region for more than two years, includes a processing plant, tailings storage, ball mill and carbon-in-leach (CIL) tank. Performed a detailed programme and causation analysis relating to delays on the project, leading to a US$50m dispute.

  • Mineral Processing Plant

    Mineral processing plant on the site of an open-cut copper mine.

    Blackrock Expert Services was required to evaluate the performance of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and prepare a report for an LCIA Arbitration.