Founded in 1986, CLOSE CONSULTANTS has been providing engineering services to the mining sector for almost 30 years. Major project works have included  structural/civil designs and drafting for:

  • Bulk material handling
  • Mine infrastructure and equipment
  • Conveyor systems
  • Washery plants
  • Stockyard systems
  • Stackers & Reclaimers
  • Dumping stations
  • Thickeners
  • Crushing-Screening plants
  • Mobile plant and equipment.

The company has extensive expertise working on the design and development of  coal washing and materials handling plants, iron ore screening and crushing plants, gravel and garnet plants. In addition the company has worked on the detailed design and  development of various mechanical and process equipment, such as radial stacking conveyors, curved conveyors, thickeners and  wash-boxes. Projects have been located both within  Australia and the South Asia Region. Prior to setting up the company Brian Close has worked in both the UK and Canada working  on various coal and gold mining projects.

Striker Australia PL – Iron Ore Screening and Crushing PlantsReport on Stacker Reclaimers
Queensland Alumina -QAL Gladstone
Industrial Garnet Project Geraldton WA -Design DevelopmentPelton Colliery Raw Coal Stockpile & Reclaim System
Eraring Power Station
Coal Train Unloading Station and Overland Curved Conveyor -Ulan Coal/John Holland
Tahmoor Coal Picton - Washery Extension
Hongai Coal Preparation Plant
Vietnam – BMCH
Emus Plains (Boral)
Screening and Crushing Plant
Camberwell Coal Preparation Plant
Hunter Valley NSW
Coal Dumping and Crushing Station
Teralba, NSW- BMCH
Coal Preparation Plant Parambahan
Western Sumatra – BMCH
Bellambi Coal Preparation Plant
Modifications – NSW
Vickery Coal Preparation Plant
Modifications Gunnedah NSW – BMCH
Newstan Coal Wash Plant Upgrade
Hunter Valley, NSW
BMCHCook Washery
Avon Washery Additions
Wollongong, NSW
Portable Coal Washing Plant
Coalimex Vietnam Upgrade to Wash Plant
Vietnam – BMCH
Springvale Overland Conveyors
Clutha Coal Lithgow, NSW
Peak Downs Mine Queensland
Microcel Installation-BMCH
Saraji Mine, QLD
Preliminary Design of New Microcel Installation-BMCH
Kooragang Island Coal Terminal NSW
Extensions to Existing Ship-loading Conveyor
Ship-Loader, Port Waratah, NSW
Modifications and Extensions – GHD
Overland Curved Conveyor
South Blackwater Mine – Tender
Kooragang Island Tender
Extensions to Stockpile Conveyor