Engineering and Contracting for the Resource Industries

Mincore engineers and constructs other process related industrial plants and manufacturing facilities. Additionally Mincore provides specialist consulting engineering and construction services for modifying and upgrading existing production facilities.

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Mincore’s services include:

  • Business planning and evaluation
  • Feasibility studies
  • Mine and process design
  • Multi-discipline engineering
  • Project planning
  • Estimating and cost control
  • Procurement of equipment and materials
  • Expediting and inspection
  • Project and construction management
  • Process commissioning
  • Production trouble shooting
  • Plant maintenance support

Project Development

Mincore has the right people to undertake all activities during the entire project life cycle:

Evaluation Stage Studies:

  • Scoping or Concept Studies
  • Order of Magnitude Studies
  • Pre-Feasibility Studies
  • Feasibility Studies

Implementation Stage:

  • Execution and Scheduling
  • Commissioning and Ramp Up
  • Completion and Closeout


Mincore can self perform construction activities using a range of strategies, including:

  • Direct Hire prequalified contractors
  • Limp Sum
  • Guaranteed Maximum Price

We can assist Implementation with the following services:

  • Project Management
  • Execution Planning
  • Construction/Site Supervision
  • Commissioning & Ramp Up
  • Operation enhancement studies

Detailed Design

Our detailed design services are provided using the latest 2D or 3D CAD design packages.  The end product can be 2D drawings and/or the provision of the 3D model to suit client requirements.  Typical design phases are:

  • Design – Preparation of 2D or 3D project layouts and details with clash and error checks for approval.
  • Detailing – Preparation of arrangement, fabrication and installation drawings.
  • Costing and Procurement Support – Preparation of BOMs, marking plans, shop detail and Isometric drawings.


Mincore can assist with Procurement and implementation activities:

  • Contracting and Procurement Plans
  • Efficient procurement system linked to cost control system
  • China and Thailand supplier alliances

Bassari Resource Case Study

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Mincore assisted Bassari by delivering a Civil Mechanical, Piping and Structural Plant Design (CMPS) package for their Makabingui Project. The design package delivered in less than 12 weeks for the low CAPEX project (US$7m) included:
• Civil engineering including design
• Mechanical engineering
• Piping engineering
• Structural engineering
• Trade off studies
• Procurement Management

Makabingui Project
The Makabingui Gold Project currently hosts a Mineral Resource, which comprises 11.9m tonnes averaging 2.6 g/t gold for a contained 1 million ounces of gold classified into the Indicated and Inferred Resource categories. The initial open pit mining phase focuses on the Indicated Resource based on a conventional gravity and Carbon in Leach (CIL) processing circuit.

Our high quality supply sources maximize off site work to increase ROI and reduce CAPEX.

Project Highlights:
Integrated Process Design with Engineering Support
Process circuits were simplified while CAPEX costs remained low as procurement, process and engineering were unified at the beginning of the project. Engineers and designers utilized existing knowledge to ensure for a ‘best practice’ flowsheet.

Major Deliverables
• 200 tonnes steel
• 300m3 concrete
• Mobile primary and secondary crusher
• Tertiary crushing
• Jig circuit
• 2 Mills
• 2 Knelson Concentrators
• Leaching and adsorption circuit
• 3 tonnes atmospheric Zadra Elution circuit
• The plant is designed to be expandable from 300kTPA to to 1MTPA

Advanced Procurement Support
Mincore together with its strong Vendor alliances was able to deliver and expedite the delivery of key processing equipment to ensure delivery to spec and on schedule. Work included:
• Preparation of procurement packs (datasheet, scope of work, specs, and pricing schedules)
• Technical bid reviews
• Preparation of Civil, SMP and E&I scope of work packs for site condition activities.
• QA/Expediting support
• Vendor design reviews
• Design reviews with other design packages.

Overall CAPEX Reduction
• Significant proven savings achieved through our Chinese procurement links
• Significant reduction in delivery lead times and shipping costs through consolidation at source.
Mincore is working with ARC Vanture JV to source and procure quality cost efficient mining equipment from China