Our Expertise

We are a specialised engineering group that focusses on niche areas of expertise that are founded on our core skills. Paterson & Cooke's key capabilities and facilities include:
  • Process, hydraulic and mechanical design of long distance concentrate pipeline systems
  • Process, hydraulic and mechanical design of conventional, thickened and paste tailings pipeline systems
  • Analysis and design of deep mine high pressure dewatering systems
  • Design and engineering of hydraulic, paste and rock fill preparation plants and underground distribution systems
  • Pipeline stress analysis
  • Hydraulic transient analysis
  • Site commissioning, upgrading and troubleshooting of operating mine backfill systems
  • Turnkey supply of mineral processing pilot plants
  • Site audits and process improvements and optimisation
  • Construction management
  • Commissioning and start-up of process, pump and pipeline systems
  • Plant design, specification and optimization
  • Project and engineering management
  • Backfill laboratory services, including material characterisation and strength testing.
  • Slurry test laboratory services, including pipe loop and viscometer testing
  • Pilot plant test facilities
  • Supply of specialised products to the mining industry