Services

Erudite’s client service principles incorporates knowledge and insights spanning many different fields connecting employees, clients and our broader network of industry stakeholders. We have established solid relationships with global industry suppliers to source superior equipment and materials, that, in-turn deliver cost effective solutions to our clients.

Our services encompass the following:

sTUDIES & CONSULTING

  • Owner’s team support
  • Executive and non-executive director positions
  • Scoping studies
  • Conceptual design and Pre-feasibility studies
  • Project assessment/evaluation
  • Bankable feasibility studies & Economic evaluation
  • Metallurgical process assessment
  • Due diligence
  • Design criteria development
  • Process flowsheet & mass balance development

DEVELOPMENT

  • Compliance to applicable stock exchange standards including NI 43-101
  • Estimating
  • Cost engineering and procurement
  • Estimating
  • Planning & Project Risk management
  • Study management
  • Concept & feasibility studies
  • Detailed design and engineering
  • Customised design of processing plants
  • Electrical control systems and instrumentation
  • Infrastructure design and engineering plant, mining and Bulk utilities
  • Mechanical, civil, structural and industrial engineering
  • Process plant design & Materials handling solutions
  • Plant layout
  • Options analysis

PROJECT EXECUTION

  • Ongoing Consultancy
  • Project Management
  • Site & Construction Management
  • Adjudication & Procurement
  • OSH-Management
  • Commissioning and production ramp-up

ASSET MANAGEMENT

  • Deal structuring
  • Grants & incentives
  • Introduction of financial partners
  • Private equity
  • Corporate finance and advisory

strategies

As part of the group offering, Erudite Strategies focus on providing a tailor-made service to international clients with mineral tenements on the African continent.

Our undisputed experience in the conceptualisation and delivery of projects across a number of countries on the African continent, enable us to offer authentic support to clients either as part of the owner’s team or as their engineering and project partner. With an Africa-centric approach and a team based on the ground in Africa, the Erudite team will assist clients in progressing their project through the value curve to construction and sustainable operation.

A comprehensive understanding of the unique approach required for each African country, authentic local experience and an African cost base allows us to provide the quality of service required to satisfy the strict requirements of global stock exchange regulations.

Detailed engineering

We boast a complete drawing office with civil/structural, mechanical and EC&I capability. Our engineering team with their experience and expertise ensures that every project is expertly designed to ensure on-site assembly is achieved without rework.

Designs are completed using state-of-the-art 3D software which is augmented with structural design analysis and material flow software analysis.

Owner’s Engineer

On the back of decades of relationships in the African mineral project development space, our team of professional engineers and project managers are ideally positioned to play the role of owner’s engineer, based in Africa, taking responsibility for each phase of your project through the management of contractors, schedule and budget. Through our involvement in the early stages of the project conceptualisation, when capital resources are limited, our cost-conscious approach generates substantial value and sets up projects for further funding and development.

EPCM for Africa

Not many can lay claim to the comprehensive list of minerals, countries or projects that the Erudite team members have been personally involved with on the African continent. Our hands-on experience and understanding of the unique challenges associated with projects on the continent enables us to understand and quantify risks facing your project.

We will confidently deliver feasibility studies to required guidelines as prescribed by funders and further each project through detailed design, construction and commissioning.

Our relationships with contractors active in most African countries give us the ability to add measurable value as EPC and/or EPCM contractor.

COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Erudite Projects’ 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 the broad range of seasoned professional disciplines across a wide range of sectors, delivering a creative and technically sound service to our Clients, while conforming to the required quality and safety standards.

We base our systems and procedures on PMBOK guidelines, which are consolidated in our Quality Management System. This ensures logical project execution processes to guide the Project Manager in delivering the project efficiently and professionally.

DETAIL ENGINEERING & DESIGN

Through in-house resources and associations, Erudite Strategies has grown into one of Africa’s leading Project Engineering & Design Companies with unequalled expertise and an enviable reputation for the detail design and engineering solutions across Africa.

 

Erudite Strategies develops the engineering and design from early concepts and initial evaluations, through to detailing and execution.

The design team includes civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, software and piping engineers with the relevant draughtsmen.

A team is designated for each project and a close working relationship between this team and the client ensures that the highest possible engineering standards are attained and applied.

COST ENGINEERING & PROCUREMENT

We believe that the start of a successful project starts with a good idea and a well-founded estimate of the costs.

 

Erudite Projects’ unsurpassed experienced cost engineers, whose judgment and experience are utilized in the application of scientific principles and techniques, is devoted to the management of project cost, involving such activities as estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, investment appraisal and risk analysis, and as such have access to a detailed database, based on actual project histories, of applicable costs and unit rates.

 

Erudite Projects’ ongoing projects are updated onto this database. We have also identified the leading suppliers in the various fields and boasts 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. Experienced professionals in procurement and contract administration work closely with the project managers and discipline engineers to ensure that the best equipment suppliers and subcontractors are secured. Our expediting team monitors the performance of these suppliers, ensuring that delivery dates are met.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Erudite Projects’ approach to project management differs significantly from other engineering companies. We use our own team for a professional fast-track service that uses specialized, project management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end. This allows us to complete complex projects on time and within budget.

 

On EPCM related contracts, our teams manage selected sub-contractors on behalf of the client, making use of industry best practices to control the budget and schedule. The purpose is to control a project’s time, cost and quality—sometimes referred to as a project’s “triple constraint.” We are compatible with all project delivery systems, including design-bid-build, design-build, contract management At-Risk and Public Private Partnerships.

COMMISSIONING

Commissioning is the process that we assure all systems and components of a mining- or industrial plant were designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained according to the operational requirements of the owner or final client.

 

Plants designed and constructed by Erudite Projects are commissioned by an experienced specialised commissioning team, with the assistance of our client’s plant operators. The commissioning team works with design engineers during plant commissioning and is responsible for hand-over to the client. These engineers will provide training to the client’s engineers and operating staff.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Due to our industry leading engineering and design capabilities in power generation, transmission and distribution, we routinely provide clients with conventional and renewable energy solutions. Our 30 years’ experience has strengthened our knowledge of power systems and today, we are well positioned to develop and deliver power generation plants for clients.

Our passion for developing innovative solutions allows us to assess and determine the most viable energy sources in collaboration with, or on behalf of, our clients. Solutions vary in size and type, from hydropower in the DRC to diesel generation in Ghana, but regardless of scope, clients routinely call on us for practical advice across a wide range of industries. Through our long-standing relationships with independent power producers (IPPs) and financial organizations we offer our clients a comprehensive and integrated solution.

CIVIL, STRUCTURAL & INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING

Through a range of unique creative processes and skills, we collaborate with our clients to re-imagine, shape and design a better future.

An Erudite engineer has both deep and broad familiarity with general subjects and is knowledgeable in a particular subject, by virtue of study and extensive research of the subject’s literature.

Erudite Engineering offers both a deep and broad familiarity of effective integration and utilisation of construction projects that goes hand in hand with the provision of associated utility, electrical and control systems.

Erudite Engineering offers civil engineering services in bulk infrastructure development, design & management and is knowledgeable in offering sound engineering solutions to the Client, by virtue of project management, detail design, studies, cost engineering services, construction management, as well as commissioning:

  • Utility engineering services
  • Bulk utility services supply and reticulation
  • Township services design
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Heavy and industrial and special foundations
  • Foundations and structures for dynamic loading
  • Dynamic structural analysis
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)

Projects range from mining, corporate head offices, commercial, industrial, leisure and health related projects as well as civil engineering structures.

Erudite Engineering has, in-house, specialist experienced engineers to cover all aspects of these essential services ranging from the provision of feasibility reports and trials to innovative designs and specification as well as project management, system commissioning and maintenance.

TVE’s Civil & Structures have been at the forefront of developing and introducing new technology into southern Africa. Erudite Engineering has kept pace with advancing technology and applies new techniques throughout our fields of expertise.

Our clients’ ideas and aspirations drive that what we do. We work alongside our Clients like no other firm to co-create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges, adding value across the project lifecycle through deep technical and advisory expertise.

 

Drawing on our deep pool of knowledge, we bring vital engineering experience, technical capability and design expertise to the table. Then we listen deeply and intently. We see the opportunities, possibilities and potential that others don’t. Through a range of unique creative processes and skills, we collaborate with our clients to re-imagine, shape and design a better future.

 

Our design capabilities, complemented by strong project management skills, ensures the successful implementation of projects on any continent, across multiple sectors. In addition to tailored contracting models that meet unique project requirements, we add further value through flexible and project-specific implementation plans; we have effectively delivered challenging projects within stringent time, cost, quality, risk and safety constraints.

Our clients’ ideas and aspirations drive what we do.

We work alongside our clients like no other firm to co-create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges, adding value across the project lifecycle through deep technical and advisory expertise.