Inception Consulting Engineers has provided owners team support for the Olympic Dam Project Study Team for approximately ten months. Working closely within the ODP study team, Inception provided various technical and support services.

Some of the work undertaken included:

  • CAPEX and OPEX estimates for numerous different process flowsheet configurations
  • technical input and advice into operability of those options
  • reviews of post processing completed on mine schedules
  • input into letting of contracts
  • scope of work development and tender documentation
  • investigation into mitigation of deleterious elements such as Zinc and Arsenic

Inception was able to bring significant project experience and a consultants view to the study, helping the owners team provide clear, concise communication and control to their tendering contractors and external consultants. The benefits were clear with tight time frames achieved and quality deliverables received.