CFNP is the nickel technology arm of The Simulus Group, a boutique integrated services provider to the mineral industry. We are based in Perth, Western Australia

The Simulus Group has helped develop projects and conducted project assessments in over 25 countries around the world for over 75 companies. A measure of our technical success is the high level of repeat clientele. Our engineers have a wide range of operating and design experience including nickel, cobalt, copper, uranium, zinc, lead, gold, iron ore, alumina and rare earth projects.

Our services span the entire product development lifecycle from simulation, laboratory testwork, engineering and modular and mobile plants.

Simulus was founded in 2004 as a specialist process engineering and simulation business. The founders were both involved in the early operating stage at Murrin Murrin Nickel and Cobalt Operation and both have previous experience in a range of base metal processes.

The primary goal was to use technology to apply systematic and thorough processes to the design of process plants. It was envisaged that this would lead to less errors and rework, better designs and ultimately better process plants and faster ramp-up.

Sustained growth saw the business recognised as Australian Small Business of the Year in 2006 at the Telstra Business Awards and was also recognised as Western Australia’s most innovative business in the same year. In 2007, Simulus was listed as a Fast100 business in the BRW Fast 100 list of Australia’s top 100 growing businesses.

Since 2004 the business has expanded its services to improve its client offering. The Simulus Group now offers full, multidisciplinary engineering capability, batch and pilot plant testwork and new technologies whilst maintaining a strong focus on the early stages of project development, including scoping, prefeasibility and bankable feasibility studies.