Worley delivers more than consulting, engineering, procurement and construction services: we are delivering a more sustainable world.
Every day, our global team helps our mining customers get one step closer to solving our planet’s complex challenges. We navigate the journey together to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. And we keep pace with digital transformation.
Our work today ensures we have a tomorrow. One in which we can all thrive.
Mining is at a turning point
The world is rapidly embracing decarbonisation and committing to net-zero targets. In early 2020, analysis by UK think tank, the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) found that 49% of the world’s annual GDP comes from nations, regions and cities with an actual or intended net-zero target.
The energy transition can be profitable for mining companies. But unlike other major transitions, materials must be extracted and processed sustainably, using less energy and water while lowering emissions, costs and safety risk.
The world’s top miners have committed to reducing their emissions to net-zero by 2050. These targets will, in no uncertain terms, transform the DNA of our industry, and operators will need to come up with new approaches to make low-emission solutions work technically, commercially and reliably.
Transforming to meet the changing need of our customers
To date, we’ve completed more than 3,450 energy transition projects across the world.
With 5,000 professionals working across 12 principal mining, minerals and metals offices, we have the scale, experience and capability to deliver projects to schedule and cost across the entire mining life cycle.
Our mining centres of excellence have established ways to streamline processes and breathe life into the strategy of our customers business, with our locally available technical expertise complemented by our Global Integrated Delivery model.
We’re open to non-traditional commercial models where we align to our customers key success criteria and offer forward-thinking, cost-saving solutions through smart technology and digitalisation.
Delivering innovative solutions across the full project life cycle, from mine to port
We help our customers navigate the uncertain world of decarbonisation, alternative energy options, water stewardship and sustainability. And we use digital tools to automate and innovate current processes to improve productivity and economic performance.
In a time when the industry needs new thinking, we combine our mining experience with our expertise across digital, sustainability and new energy to help our customers find the most economic solutions to navigate to net-zero across the entire life of an asset.
Encompassing a full suite of EPCM services, we participated through the entire project lifecycle for Rio Tinto’s Gudai-Darri Phase 1 project, from early phase studies to project delivery. The greenfield mine includes a digital asset delivery using SmartPlant software.
“Through digital technologies, such as predictive maintenance and data science, we help our customers solve bottlenecking issues and select the most reliable renewable energy solutions,” says Nick Bell, Global Sector Lead, Resources for Worley.
Currently the world’s deepest base-metal mine, Kidd Creek is a copper/zinc deposit three kilometres underground. We’re currently overseeing the feasibility study for the expansion and continued operations at this Canadian-based resource. The project’s depth, geotechnical characteristics and temperature requires innovative technical solutions to enable the safe and economic development of the mine.
“We understand how all the pieces fit together to bring greater sustainability to processing facilities, open-cast and underground operations. From renewable energy, distributed energy systems and hydrogen to battery power and digital technologies,” explains Bell.
We can’t predict everything about the future, but our solutions are supporting a sector that is changing by the day.
It’s an incredible time to be in mining.