Core systems

Cost Engineering and Procurement

MDM Engineering’s team of experienced cost engineers and estimators have compiled a detailed database of applicable costs and unit rates. We closely monitor costs associated with ongoing projects in order to keep the database current and competitive. Being based in South Africa has allowed us access to a mining supply industry with over 100 years experience at the forefront of mining technology. Over the years MDM Engineering has identified the leading industry suppliers and commands the purchasing power to negotiate the best prices and deliveries for clients. This guarantees that each project is equipped with the latest technology of the highest standards.

Procurement and contract administration professionals work closely with our project managers and engineers to ensure the leading equipment suppliers and sub-contractors are secured. Our expediting team monitors the performance of these suppliers, ensuring that delivery dates are met.

Quality Assurance

A quality assurance system is in operation throughout every division within MDM Engineering. The system is designed to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001. Our project teams are fully committed to quality improvement and understand the importance of achieving and maintaining consistently high standards in both the short and long-term.

Project Planning

MDM Engineering employs project-planning specialists, who are assigned to individual project teams in order to provide precise and reliable to project management on a current, historical and projected basis.

Project Finance

MDM Engineering has strong working relationships with major South African and international institutions that specialise in the global Resources Industry. As such we are well positioned to assist clients in obtaining the necessary finance for mining projects under construction.

New Method of Contracting

MDM Engineering has an interactive approach to business, working closely with the client in the design, costing and planning of projects while placing emphasis on technical innovation, lateral thinking and attention to detail.

On occasions where MDM Engineering contracts with mining companies to work on their projects the approach is transparent, and an ‘open book’ policy is followed. Before the contract starts agreement must be reached on the following:

  • The capital cost;
  • Contingencies;
  • Fees;
  • Back-to-basic invoicing; and
  • The sharing of discounts where applicable