Due Diligence and Peer Reviews
QPS Consulting Services
Due diligence review is a common risk management tool for major business decisions. Increasing focus on corporate governance within the business environment makes due diligence increasingly necessary.
Process plant technical due diligence review and appraisal typically covers areas of:
- Metallurgical test work;
- Mass balances;
- Plant flowsheet;
- Process design;
- Recovery estimates; and
- Comparison to standard industry practice.
QPS provides independent, technical due diligence services, from project concept or prefeasibility and bankable or definitive feasibility through to existing operations.
Our due diligence reviews follow a systematic process to ensure all key aspects of the investment opportunity are assessed in relation to completeness and validity of data, misrepresentations, risks and opportunities. Our unbiased reviews can be conducted for entire coal and minerals processing plants or for parts of an operation. We test the engineering assumptions, design methods and approach to verify the design of the plant. Our assessment will help determine effective strategies for mitigating the risks and their consequences.
Our reviews will:
- Assess the physical and technical feasibility of a plant;
- Reduce the uncertainty about the planned coal quality, yield and project timeline; and
- Evaluate the plant capital and operating costs.
QPS has completed a number of confidential technical due diligence studies on potential projects and existing coal preparation and handling plants. QPS has also provided impartial peer review services for Australian and overseas clients on both domestic and international projects.