Hydrometallurgy

Leading solutions for hydrometallurgical treatment

Ausenco has delivered a diverse array of hydrometallurgy and refining projects across the globe, particularly in the area of gold, uranium and copper. We have delivered gold plants where our technically advanced methods have resulted in successful project completion on time and on budget, with excellent safety performances.

In addition to numerous gold hydrometallurgy projects, we have been involved in studies and projects for the on-site production of copper, uranium, nickel, cobalt, bismuth lead and zinc. These have consisted of applications involving autoclave and atmospheric leaching.

Ausenco’s engineering expertise in hydrometallurgical treatment is enhanced by specialist in-house consultants with experience in adapting processing to the ore, to achieve the most profitable outcome for our clients. The experience extends to:

  • heap leaching
  • dump leaching
  • biological oxidation
  • pressure oxidation
  • pressure acid leaching
  • atmospheric tank leaching
  • CIL and CIP recovery
  • RIL and RIP recovery
  • solvent extraction
  • electrowinning
  • precipitation

and associated infrastructure and services.

To learn more about our range of capabilities in hydrometallurgy, click on the related case studies or download our brochure in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

Contact us

For more information or to speak to someone about your project, contact one of our Minerals Processing experts below:

  • Greg Lane, Chief Technical Officer - greg.lane@ausenco.com
  • Paul Staples, Global Practice Lead, Minerals Processing - paul.staples@ausenco.com
  • Thys Terblanche, VP Business Development, Minerals & Metals North America - thys.terblanche@ausenco.com
  • Christo Visser, Business Development Manager, APAC/Africa - christo.visser@ausenco.com
  • Dr Stephen La Brooy, Principal Process Consultant - stephen.labrooy@ausenco.com
  • Niresh Deonarain, VP Minerals & Metals, South America - nirsh.deonarain@ausenco.com