Knowledge | Experience | Passion

Our strength lies in the intellect, commitment and creativity of the people who work for Paterson & Cooke

Globally Minded - Locally Focused

With nine offices across five continents, our global team continues to expand and grow. We currently have offices in Australia, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the USA. Six of these offices have their own testing laboratories - these are in Australia, Canada, Chile, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

Our global presence allows us to offer localised expertise to our clients, and international opportunities for our employees.

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We bring experience, innovation,
and creativity to the mining sector

Paterson & Cooke has more than thirty years of industry experience and expertise in slurry pipeline systems, tailings and mine waste handling, mine backfill, dredging and sub-sea systems, and mineral processing, with experience in detailed engineering and the execution of multi-disciplinary projects.

Tailings & Mine Waste

We are leading experts in responsible and effective processing, transportation, and deposition of tailings and mine waste.

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Slurry Pipeline Systems

We have designed, engineered, and commissioned some of the world's largest and most complex slurry pipeline systems.

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Mine Backfill

We have engineered solutions to overcome our clients most complex mine backfill challenges, designing hydraulic, paste, and cemented rock fill (CRF) systems based on extensive in-house laboratory test work.

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Mineral Processing

We have a proven track record of delivering cost-effective and operationally robust mineral processing solutions.

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Mine Services

We provide specialist engineering services in underground geotechnical design, hydraulic ore hoisting, mine dewatering, and underground infrastructure.

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Marine Pipeline Systems

We have designed many coastal dredging systems and have specific expertise in the analysis and design of sub-sea mining systems ranging from inshore to deep-sea.

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Laboratory Services

Our testing laboratories at the various offices around the world provide a wide range of testing capabilities, from bench-top test work, pipe loop test facilities, mine backfill optimisation, mineral processing through to large-scale pilot test campaigns.

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Courses & Training

Our specialised courses provide a sound theoretical and practical understanding of slurry pipeline systems, tailings dewatering, backfill, and other specialist topics.

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To be one of the most respected independent engineering companies and sought-after employers in the mining industry