Our broad infrastructure experience is highly sought after by the resources sector

WSP Opus works collaboratively across the engineering disciplines to create workable solutions for the mining sector.

We work to create solutions, from designing ancillary structures to planning and developing the infrastructure around mines, like roads and bridges.

Our skills and experience can be applied in many ways to benefit mining operations. We can assist with civil and structural engineering, asset management, planning, environmental advice, archaeology, geotechnical, hydro-geology and surveying services. In New Zealand we have good coverage of existing and potential mining areas, including local offices in the heart of existing mining regions like Southland, Otago, the West Coast (Greymouth and Westport),Waikato, and potential areas such as Whangarei.

Our capability and experience in resources covers:

Our work in the resources sector focuses on roading and general civil infrastructure, asset management, landscape assessment and archaeology, water infrastructure and environmental services, and surveying. 

WSP Opus excels in devising asset management plans for small to large scale infrastructure that optimises the whole of life costs of ongoing management and operation. Where assets are due for upgrades or renewal, this ties in well with our structural, civil and electrical services.

We are regularly called on to assist with the consenting process for new or existing mining sites, all over New Zealand. We nurture our relationships with relevant authorities to ensure applications are as efficient as possible. We also offer landscape assessment expertise, which has been proven through the Environment Court, to present proposals for landscape rehabilitation.

Our team includes world class specialists in the assessment of wastewater, stormwater and hydrogeology. We also do environmental assessments and we have a large network of surveyors throughout the country, who can locate heritage features found by archaeologists.

We work with a wide variety of clients including Solid Energy, OceanaGold, and Buller Coal.