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Iron & Steelmaking Track Record

Austeel: Due diligence studies, technical assistance and project management services for the Austeel Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The project involves the production of close to 4 Mtpa of steel products from a coastal magnetite ore deposit. Steelmaking facilities were proposed at Newcastle, New South Wales.

HIsmelt: Preparation of studies of speciality and stainless steel production in Western Australia, taking advantage of the local resources of iron and nickel ores.

Jindal Vijayanagar Steel: Assistance in the start-up of a new 3 Mtpa iron pelletising plant in India. This work was done in conjunction with Kvaerner E&C who designed and supplied the plant.


Detail engineering, project and construction management and commissioning of a replacement dustcatcher unit for the No. 2 blast furnace at OneSteel Whyalla Steelworks in South Australia. This project was undertaken in conjunction with VAI Industries (UK) Ltd.


Development of alternative slag granulation solutions, including a novel dry granulation technology, on behalf of various clients for application at OneSteel's blast furnace, Whyalla, Australia.
SASE: An evaluation of the commercial application of the AusIron® direct smelting technology for the production of pig iron, including project management services and technical assistance in the start-up and operation of its commercial-scale ironmaking demonstration plant at Whyalla, South Australia.

Vorskla Steel:

Initial evaluation of and then project management and technical assistance for a new greenfield steel slab production project incorporating the Midrex Direct Reduction® ironmaking technology in the Ukraine.


Investigations into ironmaking options for:

  • Ferrum Crescent, based on its magnetite deposits, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
  • Indo Mines, based on iron sands for its Jogjakarta Project, Central Java, Indonesia.
  • Kumba Iron Ore, based on hematite fines from its Thabazimbi mine, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

In conjunction with Midrex Technologies Inc of the USA, undertook a Pre-Feasibility Study for the application of the Fastmelt® process for the production of pig iron at a site in Western Australia.

An evaluation of various coal types in a blast furnace operation, including the effects on productivity and hot metal quality.

Evaluations of the impact of iron ore qualities, such as phosphorus and alumina, on blast furnace operations and subsequent development of OREX, a value-in-use model for use during feasibility studies.

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