Mining

Norwest offers a wide range of services related to surface and underground mining of coal, oil sands, base metals, precious metals, industrial minerals and other deposits. Our capabilities continue to grow to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients. From initial exploration concept to successful development of world-class mining ventures, Norwest professionals can help you make the most of your mining investment.
 
Our services include:
 
  • Exploration services
  • Exploration programs
  • Drilling and field programs
  • Resource assessment
  • 3-dimensional digital computer modeling
  • Resource characterization
  • Reserve and resource estimation
  • Geostatistics
  • Surface and Underground Mines
  • Mine design and planning
  • Mine cost estimating
  • Computer simulation
  • Equipment selection and specification
  • Benchmarking, productivity, and efficiency studies
  • Operations management consulting
  • Economic, financial, feasibility, and valuation studies
  • Mine safety and loss control programs
  • Processing / Materials Handling
  • Plant layout
  • Process design
  • Mine infrastructure design
  • Capital and operating cost estimates
  • Construction management
  • Plant commissioning and start-up
  • Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • General geotechnical engineering
  • Surface and underground mine design engineering
  • Stability investigation and hazard mitigation
  • Impoundment design and construction management
  • Environmental Planning and Management
  • Environmental assessment and management
  • Mine permitting
  • Mine closure, landform re-grading, and reclamation design
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Water resources management
  • Surface and groundwater hydrology