Case studies

Acquiring an Integrated Aluminium Complex

Prospective bidder for an integrated aluminium complex (bauxite, alumina and primary aluminium) required advice. The power contract for the smelter was due to expire becoming a critical determinant of the plant’s sale value.

Analysis of the Future Market for HR Coil Supplies in China

Major steel producer need to understand the future Chinese market in HR Coil Supplies.

Base Metal Mine in Canada Seeking To Improve Maintenance Function

Mine management felt that maintenance function was under performing.

Capital Productivity Association

Mining companies needed to determine international best practice for capital productivity.

Conceptual study of a silicon metal plant in the Middle East

A Middle Eastern investment group wished to examine the economic rationale for establishing a silicon metal plant in the region.

Diversified Mining Company seeks a Strategy to Expand into the Production of a New Metal

Should the company take over an existing producer, buy into exploration projects, or rely on its own exploration team?

Goal Setting and Initiative Development for Mid-term Business Planning

Mining company looking for assistance setting and achieving stretch goals in mid-term business plan.

Long Term Supply Arrangements for Consumer of Calcined Coke in the Aluminium Sector

The company was purchasing calcined coke from a leading producer but its future demand meant that the current coke supplier would in turn have to secure long term contracts for suitable supplies of green coke on the open market and increase its commitment to this particular supplier.

Major Producer of Base Metals faced a Decision on the type of Marketing Structure Appropriate for its Changing Global Clientele

Traditional marketing structures were considered to provide insufficient accountability and incentive to maximise revenues through switching. Performance was also difficult to measure

Market Entry and Investment Strategy for a Major Steel Producer  

A major Eastern European steel producer was executing major investments to modernise and expand upstream steelmaking capacity. A key issue for our client was therefore to explore strategic options for corresponding new downstream capacity.

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