Our Projects > Kazakhstan: Existing Base Metal Mining Operation Expansion
The hardy inhabitants of eastern Kazakhstan have much to contend with when it comes to the weather. Winter temperatures of -40°C and summer temperatures of over 30°C are not uncommon. Predictably, such a challenging environment is host to a wealth of mineral riches that has attracted international investors in recent years.
Lord Consulting Engineers were appointed as consulting electrical power engineers to a client assembled team that was examining the feasibility of acquiring and investing in an existing copper, zinc and lead underground mining operation in this region.
Our responsibilities included:
- Technical appraisal of the electrical infrastructure of the existing operation
- Assessment of the electrical utility supply situation and in particular, the early stages of private investment in the electrical energy market.
- Estimating capital cost of electrical works necessary for the extended operation
- Estimating electrical energy costs of the expanded operation