Mining & Metals

At AECOM, we apply more than 100 years of experience in planning, designing, building and operating mines and metal/mineral processing facilities across some of the world’s richest resource regions, including Australia, the Americas and Asia.

Our experience encompasses energy fuels such as coal, oil sands and uranium; base and precious metals including copper, gold and nickel; and industrial minerals, such as bauxite, gypsum, phosphate, and potash. Innovation, efficiency, global reach and collaboration — AECOM’s winning combination benefits clients, communities and stakeholders around the globe.

Capabilities and Experience

Our work includes conceptual design, exploration and site development for new mines, as well as environmental and social management services to ensure that mines meet local regulations. We provide permitting, engineering and construction services to develop mining infrastructure, such as power and distribution systems, processing and waste handling facilities, railways, roads and ports. We also provide operations and management services to help maintain a mine’s efficiency, and we specialize in mine closure, remediation and land reclamation.

Life Cycle Services

We are one of the few global companies that offer wholly integrated services spanning the full mining project life cycle from concept through to decommissioning. This includes feasibility, strategic environmental approvals and design; regulatory and social studies; project evaluation and planning; engineering, procurement and construction management; engineering for mine infrastructure; mining operations; and closure, reclamation and rehabilitation. In addition, we offer operations and maintenance services.

Working Safely

We apply a “safety for life” culture in all activities to ensure zero harm to staff, communities and the environment. By applying lessons from teams across AECOM’s worldwide network, we stay at the forefront of the latest safety tools, technologies and management systems — and have maintained our reputation as innovators, educators and leaders in safety. In fact, AECOM has an exemplary safety record on mining projects and has received mine safety awards from organizations such as the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, Great Britain’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and all other global standards.