2008 – AMEC National Mining Congress, Perth WA

Summary:

  • Don’t miss the steps- i.e. start with Feasibility Study-stage gate approach is best
  • A Financial Model driven study with everything maxed out is probably not realistic or achievable
  • The CAPEX is the last figure to come out of the study and the one that causes most grief
  • The Scope changes are ok for concept or Pre Feasibility Studies but very costly for Feasibility Studies
  • Successful Feasibility Study does not guarantee a successful project- shortage of good management

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