Erudite's knowledge and insights
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
- Testwork management & Development
- Due diligence
- Design criteria development
- Process flowsheet & mass balance development
Erudite’s 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 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 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’s 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’s 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.
Erudite’s approach to project management differs significantly from other engineering companies. We use our own team for a professional fast-track service that uses specialised, 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 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 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.
- Compliance to applicable stock exchange standards including NI 43-101
- Cost engineering and procurement
- 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
- Ongoing Consultancy
- Project Management
- Site & Construction Management
- Adjudication & Procurement
- Commissioning and production ramp-up
- Deal structuring
- Grants & incentives
- Introduction of financial partners
- Private equity
- Corporate finance and advisory
As part of the group offering, Erudite’s focus on providing a tailor-made service to international clients with mineral tenements on the African continent.
Erudite has a registered entity in Botswana and continues with projects in Zambia, Namibia, Madagascar and Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.