Read our exclusive interview with global publication, International Mining, featuring CSA Global’s Manager-Mining, Karl van Olden and ERM: Environmental Resources Management Managing Partner-Asia Pacific, Toby Whincup in the October 2020 edition.
This latest interview outlines how mining consultants have a lot to consider in their day-to-day work, including new technology, evolving ESG requirements and the need to build a diverse and inclusive workforce.
An understanding of the entire mining process and the ability to apply this to a project/mine in an orderly manner is a value differentiator for CSA Global, Karl van Olden, Manager Mining, says.
“The most important value that a consultancy can bring to our clients is the ‘big picture’ understanding of the project development pipeline and how all of the multi-disciplinary components are co-dependent on each other,” he told IM.
“In almost every job we do, there are interdependencies that we identify with our client that they did not have sight of. In this way, we help them do the necessary work in time and in the right order so that they have smoother running processes for technical analysis that may be overlooked (eg geo-metallurgy during exploration, rehabilitation and closure planning before startup, stakeholder engagement, licensing board approvals, and attracting funding).
PUBLISHED BY INTERNATIONAL MINING
DATE: OCTOBER 2020