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Mine Engineering

Successful mines must balance costs while increasing productivity, ensuring safety, and meeting investor expectations in a socially acceptable manner. In understanding all aspects of the business, as well as the technical issues, WSP’s comprehensive and highly-skilled mining engineering team provides safe and economically optimal solutions.


Our professionals have provided engineering solutions around the world for open-pit and underground projects. Our extensive experience ranges from scoping studies to detailed engineering and capital upgrades, capable of maximizing the economic potential of any project.


  • Selection and Validation of Mine Design Criteria and Mining Method
  • Design of Open Pits and Determination of Optimal Production Rate
  • Design of Underground Mining Methods (with or without backfill)
  • Open Pit and Underground Rock Mechanics
  • Ventilation Designs
  • Design of the Backfill Distribution System (rock, hydraulic, high density, paste)
  • Strategic Mine Planning
  • Tactical Mine Planning
  • Mining Equipment Selection
  • Preliminary, Pre-feasibility, Feasibility and Strategic Assessments
  • Operational Improvements Design, Audit, and Optimization of Ventilation Circuits
  • Technical Assistance to Operators
  • Mine Dewatering and Water Treatment Systems
  • Compressed Air Distribution Systems
  • Preparation of Production Schedules and Life-of-Mine Planning
  • Capital and Operating Costs Estimation and Preparation of Economic Models


Todd McCracken
Todd McCracken Manager - Mining