Brett is a co-founder and director of the Simulus Group. Over the past 18 years he has gained extensive operational and commissioning expertise encompassing a range of hydrometallurgical processes including copper, uranium, nickel, cobalt and gold. He has wide-ranging project management, design, metallurgical testwork, project financial analysis and due diligence experience for projects around the world.
Director/ Principal Metallurgist
Simon is the principal metallurgist with Simulus Engineers. Over the past 20 years he has gained extensive operational expertise across a range of hydrometallurgical and mineral processing applications including nickel, cobalt, alumina, copper, gold, iron ore/magnetite, base metals and rare earths. His broad range of experience also covers plant operations and commissioning, process and operational supervision, process simulation, project studies, detailed design, metallurgical testwork management and competent person reporting. He has regularly been seconded to provide lead/principal metallurgist/process engineer support as a client representative and to third party engineers.
Lead Mechanical Engineer
Mike has 19 years of experience in the minerals industry covering operations management, reliability engineering, maintenance planning, detailed design and project management. He has held a variety of technical and managerial roles in that time. Mike has a strong operational background in the alumina industry with detailed design and project management experience in copper, nickel, lead, zinc, iron ore, gold and uranium. Mike’s project management experience includes management of a $2B project with a team of over 200 engineers.
Mike has played a key role in the expansion of Simulus’ mechanical engineering capability and development of engineering standards, specifications and calculations. He was critical in the first EPCM gold plant upgrade works undertaken by Simulus Engineers and continues to develop our engineering capabilities. He has also been embedded in the multinational engineers’ as the lead mechanical engineer in various projects including copper concentrators and iron ore expansion detailed design.
Lead Simulation Engineer
Simon is a senior process engineer and leads the simulation team at Simulus. He has 11 years post-doctoral simulation and engineering experience. Simon’s broad knowledge of both simulation and process allows him to push the boundaries of conventional process simulations in the metallurgical industry, often combining the power of two or more process packages to create more predictive models for clients. He has had recent experience in mineral processing and hydrometallurgical extraction of nickel, cobalt, copper, rare earths, vanadium, zinc, lead, uranium, phosphates and gold. Recently Simon has been involved in the development of a number of novel hydrometallurgical nickel flowsheets for both sulphide and laterite processing.
Clint has over 20 years design and operating experience in a wide range of minerals industries, with specific focus on mechanical, structural and piping design. He specialises in 3D design and the use of BIM systems that streamline the planning, design and drafting process. His recent experience includes nickel sulphide, nickel laterites, PGMs, iron ore, and copper projects.
Clint is responsible for the design management, design and shop detailing of the mechanical, structural and piping aspects of all projects at Simulus Engineers.