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Metallurgy - Engineering ServicesMetallurgy

Metallurgy - Engineering Services

VBKOM’s metallurgical consulting services focus on optimising the extraction of minerals, identifying niche markets and supplying independent, fit for purpose solutions to maximise value for the client.

We have experience in various commodities including iron ore, coal, chrome, heavy mineral deposits, industrial minerals (such as refractory minerals, clay deposits, limestone deposits and silica), manganese, rare earth deposits, platinum, gold and tungsten all over the African continent.

We deliver services through feasibility studies, operational support and audits.  Our services include:


  • Sampling campaigns
  • Mineral characterisation
  • Conceptual designs
  • Process plant audits
  • Due diligence studies

Feasibility testwork management

  • Pilot plant testing
  • Gravity separation
  • Fines DM separation
  • Downstream beneficiation

Process Engineering

  • Process plant optimisations
  • Mass and water balances
  • PFD's and P&ID's
  • CAPEX and OPEX evaluations
  • Financial modelling
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Trade-off studies
  • Detailed design and implementation of brown and green field projects
  • Commissioning and training

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Metallurgy - Engineering Services

Mientjie van der Vyver

Principal Metallurgist


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