Projects Overview

Please note:

All projects marked with a green triangle have been achieved
with IfB as an associate of DMT GmbH & Co. KG.

Recent activities

Since 2016

2017
Research

Nigeria

Surface and underground coal mine and power plant project

2015- 2017
Research

Sudan

Elaboration of a propopsal for a Masterplan for the Development and Diversification of the mining sector in Sudan

2016
Consulting

Namibia

Evaluation of the BGR-Project "Sustainable Use of Namibia´s Mineral Potential"

since2015
Research

Sudan

Establishment of mercury-free processing centres for the artisanal scale mining sector

since2015
Research

Sudan

Assistance in the elaboration of a proposal and implementation of a National Project for Sudan on the introduction of mercury-free processing centres for the artisanal scale mining sector

2015- 2016
Consulting

Sudan

Artisanal Scale Mining and Prospecting on Primary Gold Ores

2015 - 2011

2015
Research

Zimbabwe

Prospecting of Manganese and Tantalite Deposits    
since2014
Independet Lender's Engineer

Zambia

Independent Engineer of a banking consortium for a quarry and vertical lime kiln project in the copperbelt

2013- 2014
Research

Zimbabwe

Technical development of a small scale high grade copper project

2011
Exploration

Zimbabwe

Pegging and exploration work on 6 coherent gold claims
2011
Exploration

Zimbabwe

Exploration work on 4 special grants on gold reefs

2011
Exploration

Zimbabwe

Exploration work on three gold claim areas

since2011
Research / Consulting

Zimbabwe

Technical Partner of the Marange community in their efforts to participate in the exploitation of diamonds found on their tradtional tribal ground and development of a concept that combines mining with rehabilitation of the mined out areas

2011
Consulting

Zimbabwe

Assessment of approximately 100 chromite claims at the Great Dyke, evaluation and conceptual mine planning for selected claims

2010 - 2006

2010
Consulting

Turkey

Expert opinion on the Adularya coal deposit   *as associate of IMC Montan Consulting  
2009- 2010
Mine planning

Madagascar

Mine planning for underground and open pit coal mining for a pre-feasibility study

2009
Consulting

Indonesia

Validation of coal reserves and development of strategic options for a long term supply

2009- 2010
Consulting

Pakistan

Fact finding mission and mine planning for a pre-feasibility study on the Nokkundi iron ore project   *as associate of IMC Montan Consulting  
2008- 2009
Consulting

Mozambique

Fact finding on a tantalite deposit  
2008- 2011
Independent Lender´s Engineer

Mauritania

Independent Lenders Engineer of a financing consortium for the expansion of an iron ore project, IfB in charge of analysing and monitoring the mining operations   *as associate of IMC Montan Consulting
2008- 2009
Consulting

Armenia

Due diligence on a chromite deposit

2008
Consulting

Mozambique

Due diligence on a tantalite project

2008- 2009
Consulting

Russia

Analyses and proposals on efficiency improvement at a Russian mega iron ore mine   *as associate of IMC Montan Consulting
2008
Consulting

Turkey

Mine planning for an open cast lignite mine in western Turkey (terminated in 2009 upon our recommendation due to unfavourable geology and conflict with village locations)   *as associate of IMC Montan Consulting
2008
Mine Planning

Russia

Update on a feasibility study for a copper project   *as associate of IMC Montan Consulting
2007
Consulting

Philippines

Project evaluation on two copper-molybdenum deposits in the Philippines

2007
Consulting

Indonesia

Expert opinion on an open cast coal mine after repeated problems to serve a contract with a power plant

2007- 2008
Consulting

Namibia

Development of an integrated project on an underground coal mine, coke making and power generation (terminated in 2008)

2006
Mine Planning

Nigeria

Mine Planning for an open cast coal mine for the supply of a cement plant

2006- 2008
Consulting

Armenia

Introduction of modern mining information technologies in the mining sector in Armenia, institutional capacity building in the Ministry of Mines

2006
Consulting

Nigeria

Advice on the integration of illegal artesanal miners into a private sector concept and legalization of the mining activities

2006
Research

South Africa

Identification of nickel projects in Europe and southern Africa

2006
Research

Armenia

Investigations on the stability of a tailings dam

2005- 2006
Consulting

Armenia

Modernisation of copper-molybdenum surface mine, recalculation of reserves and mine planning according to international standards

2005 - 2001

2005
Consulting

Mongolia

Project evaluation on environmentally responsible mining in Mongolia

2005
Research

Armenia

Assessment of environmental burdens and operational risks at a large copper-molybdenum mine

2004- 2005
Consulting

Armenia

Technical Due Diligence Study for a copper-molybdenum combine

2004- 2005
Research

Angola

Development of a concept for environmentally responsible mining of alluvial Diamond occurrences and simultaneous improvement of local economic structures on the basis of the mining activities

2004- 2005
Consulting

Armenia

Technical Due Diligence Study for a Copper-Molybdenum Mine

2004
Consulting

Kosovo

Preparation of an action plan for extinguishing major underground and surface coal seam fires in the lignite surface mines of Kosovo   *as associate of IMC Montan Consulting
2003
Mine Planning

Spain

Mine planning for an open pit copper mine as an integral part of a bankable Feasibility Study   *as associate of IMC Montan Consulting
2002
Mine Planning

Bolivia

Mine planning and economic analysis on a iron ore project in preparation of a prospect for the privatisation   *as associate of IMC Montan Consulting
2001- 2003
Research

Namibia

Preparation of small scale enterprises in the minerals production sector for a co-operation with a central processing plant

2002
Research

Zambia

Options for self-employment of ex-miners and other retrenchees in the Copper Belt area

2001- 2002
Research

Mozambique

Evaluation of the economic potential of a small scale mining project in Northern Zambezia Province

2000- 2003
Consulting

China

Technical Consultant for a sector program on a comprehensive training program on improved efficiency in an open cast coal mine with bucket wheel excavators and belt conveyors, Inner Mongolia

2000 - 1997

2000
Consulting

China

Surface mining and mass movement optimization for a fire fighting project at burning coal seams, Xinjiang Province, China   *as associate of IMC Montan Consulting
2000
Project Evaluation

Peru

Small Scale Alluvial Gold Mining and Environmental Protection, Project Evaluation

2000
Consulting

China

Project Evaluation for a training programm in surface coal mining project with bucket wheel excavators and belt conveyors

2000
Research

Zimbabwe

Evaluation of the co-operation potential in coke making in the SADC Region

1998- 1999
Consulting

Germany / SADC

Preparation of SADC Participation at MINETIME ´99; Organization of the Congress “Bridges to Europe”

1998- 1999
Mine Planning

Indonesia

Open cast coal mine and infrastructure planning with continuous stock pile and ship loading equipment, Feasibility Study

1998- 1999
Mine Planning

Philippines

Integrated open cast lignite mine and mine mouth power plant project Iguig, Feasibility Study   *as associate of IMC Montan Consulting
1997- 1998
Mine Planning

Indonesia

Infrastructure planning (power supply, processing, blending, storing and barge loading) for a new open cast coal mine

Previous Activities

Before establishing IfB Mining Consultants in 1997
1988- 1991
Lecturing

Zimbabwe

Part-time lecturer for Surface Mining Technologies at the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe
1985- 1987
Lecturing

Germany

Lecturing at the Department for Surface Mining, at the RWTH Aachen, Subject: “Mining in Hard Rock Formations”
1984- 1985
Mine Operation

Philippines

Mine planning and operation with implementation of the first bucket wheel excavator system in south east Asia Head of Mining Engineering Department, Deputy Mine Manager, Training Co-ordinator, Water Management at Semirara Coal Mine
1981- 1982
Mine Planning

USA

Detailed mine planning for a combined surface mining system (dragline and bucket wheel excavator) for Castor Bayou and Dolet Hills Lignite Mines, Lousiana, USA
1981- 1982
Mine Operation

Germany

Detailed mine planning, mine management and controlling of Neurath Nordfeld and Gruhlwerk II Lignite Mines (exclusively operated by bucket wheel excavators)
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