Inception’s expertise includes conceptual engineering design, risk studies (including HAZOP studies), detailed process design, process simulation and modelling, pilot plant development and operational support, commissioning and plant operations. Our objective is to build on the unique experience gained by our personnel and to provide niche process engineering design, consulting and development services. Our staff have an impressive record of achievement and proudly provide engineering services to a range of sectors including gold, uranium, copper, phosphates and rare earths, providing tailored process engineering and business solutions to the mining industry.
Inception provides process engineering solutions including support services necessary to take a conceptual technology from laboratory scale to the development required to achieve commercialisation. In addition, Inception provides plant commissioning, operation and maintenance services at critical stages for conventional and unconventional (ISR) mining operations.
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The Inception Team
ChairmanMr IVAN BRISTOW CV
Mr Bristow is a business consultant with over thirty years’ experience in building and managing businesses in the oil and gas and resource sectors. His career progressed from project engineering and project management to Managing Director of a leading Australian engineering and project management company servicing the oil and gas industry. In 1997 Mr Bristow established his own management consultancy providing advice on strategic and business planning and contract delivery strategies. In 2002 Mr Bristow invested in and joined QED Occtech Services Pty Ltd, a Perth based specialist water and waste water technology company. In April 2007 he was appointed to President QED Environmental Solutions (FL) LLC based in Tampa, Florida where he was accountable for securing the business and developing the organisation for the delivery of an advanced water treatment plant to treat highly acidic process water. Mr Bristow has significant experience and demonstrated achievements in:
- Leading business culture change and delivering outstanding business and safety outcomes,
- Developing and implementing strategic and project delivery plans,
- Preparing and delivering contract and procurement strategies,
- Tendering, negotiating and managing engineering and construction projects.
General ManagerMr JAMES DAVIDSON CV
Engineering ManagerMr CONRAD WILKINS CV
Chief Financial Officer
Chief MetallurgistMr JON WEIR CV
Inception are please to provide the capability of a number of associated personnel, with whom Inception have a long running working relationship with.
From exploration and production geology, through to specialist expertise in membrane based separation and systems, the following associated resources are available via Inception Consulting Engineers.
BE (Chem) hons. PhD candidate
Nicholas has 10 years’ industry experience in membrane application and fluids separation in aggressive environments. This includes extensive experience in lab scale membrane testing as well as commissioning troubleshooting and optimisation of membrane-based separations in a variety of different applications. Nicholas is experienced in real world applications of membrane separation and design of membrane systems for various applications. Currently a PhD candidate at UWA, Nicholas can provide his wealth of experience to solve your separation or membrane problems.
BSc (Geology)Charles is an established and experienced Geologist with significant experience in all facets of exploration, planning, reporting and tenement evaluation. With over 16 years of exploration experience Charles has been an integral part of identifying and exploring some of South Australia’s premier discoveries such as the Beverley 4 Mile project.
BSc (Geology) RMITRick is an experienced and well connected geologist with over 20 years of experience in industry, with a particular focus on mineral sands and uranium deposits. His most recent role involved leading a Mine Geology team in the successful installation of extraction facilities, and production from, sandstone hosted roll front deposits. Key responsibilities included, delineation of ore bodies, designing and installing new wellfields, designing and installing regulatory monitor networks, managing the wellfield balances while in production, and optimising the production from wellfields. Rick is currently the director and chief geologist of Fish Hawk resources and provides consulting and owners team representation to various companies.
Inception has recently moved to a more central location in Adelaide CBD. Feel free to drop in to Level 2, 70 Pirie Street, Adelaide.