Core skills

Metallurgical Process Development

MDM Engineering’s expertise is often employed in the interpretation of test-work results followed by the development of suitable process designs for each individual project. This stage is closely supervised by our highly practiced process engineers to ensure that the entire procedure, from sample generation to test-work and process selection, is optimal for the project. In addition we actively assist clients in reviewing resource data for the selection of test-work sample to represent an ore body.

MDM Engineering have forged close links with many well-respected metallurgical laboratories. We often develop innovative test-work programmes on behalf of the client, and place emphasis on the preparation of practical data, which ultimately provides the basis of plant design. This assists in the application of accurate process design and offers comprehensive plant performance guarantees to our clients.

Engineering and Design

MDM Engineering possesses an impressive array of process engineering skills, these include:

  • Execution and supervision of metallurgical test-work
  • Evaluation of test-work
  • Generation of process options
  • Development of process flow diagrams
  • Development of piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Detailed design and engineering
  • Project execution

Detailed Engineering

MDM Engineering develops design and engineering from early concepts and initial evaluations through to detailing and execution, thanks to our in-house resources and associations. The team consists of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical/ instrumentation engineers as well as CAD draughts persons.

Each project is allocated its own engineering team in order to develop a close working relationship with the client and to ensure that the highest possible engineering standards are attained and applied.

Project Management

MDM Engineering’s project management capabilities provide a well-disciplined and systematic approach to project execution. In order to ensure successful project completion, on time and within budget, we co-ordinate our various engineering disciplines while maintaining the highest standards and quality.

Construction Management

MGM Engineering has a significantly more effective approach to construction and management than alternative engineering companies. Our managers and supervisors are specifically skilled in the construction of metallurgical processing plants. We utilize a joint venture agreement with a South African blue chip construction company that holds a wealth of experience and knowledge of highly specialised areas of plant construction.

Subcontracts of this nature are usually let through competitive tender and subsequently directed by our management team. MDM Engineering closely monitors the progress and quality of the work against the agreed schedules and standards.

MDM Engineering possesses as impressive array of construction management skills, these include:

  • Site safety and environmental issues
  • Civil work
  • Steel erection
  • Electrical and instrumentation installation
  • Mechanical erection/ installation
  • Quality control
  • Industrial relations
  • Site administration


Plants designed and constructed by MDM Engineering are commissioned by a specialized commissioning team, with the assistance of the client’s plant operators. The commissioning team works with design engineers during plant commissioning, and is responsible for hand-over to the client. In addition the team will provide training to the client’s engineers and operating staff.


MDM Engineering has established strong ties with a variety of consultants and companies who compliment our core competencies. We liaise and employ their services when necessary to ensure the success of particular projects.