Plant Support

In-Plant Support Services | Start-up and Commissioning

Our team of experienced metallurgists is available to assist with commissioning activities, process optimisation, process review and de-bottlenecking, project management, troubleshooting, concentrate marketing development, plant surveys, sampling and modelling.


Our Plant Support team provides a range of services focusing on in-plant, hands-on technical assistance. We can also source metallurgists and technicians on contract to support your custom project requirements.


These services include:

  • Commissioning
  • Process Control & Process Optimisation
  • Process Audits, Review & Debottlenecking
  • Project Management & Project Peer Review
  • Troubleshooting & Plant Diagnostics
  • Contract Metallurgist / Technician / Control Engineer
  • Plant Surveys / Sampling & Plant Trials
  • Metal Accounting Review / Audit
  • Plant Operations Review / Audit


The recommendations and solutions implemented are based upon solid engineering practice and operating experience across Glencore’s Pilot Plants, Mines, Mills, Hydrometallurgical and Pyrometallurgical processes.  


Our method and approach is plant proven.

Dominic Fragomeni
XPS Vice President
Phone: +1 705 699 3400 ext. 3492
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Mika Muinonen
General Manager
Process Metallurgy
Phone: +1 705 699 3400 ext. 3490
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“XPS added tremendous value to Eagle by interjecting firm and sound process advice at all the right times during the ramp-up period to help ‘keep us out of the ditch’. Gord and Tony each were able to help in all areas… I would cringe going into another startup without their help.”

Darby Stacey, Chief Metallurgist