Mining Consulting


Having delivered hundreds of successful engagements in the mining arena across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia, L.E.K.’s natural resources team has deep expertise in helping help clients solve their most difficult challenges. In one of many recent assignments, L.E.K. helped a major integrated coal mine and power station improve operations productivity and corporate costs, realizing a net 15% reduction in cash costs and repositioning the business for sustainable growth.

Client Issues

Clients ask us to help them solve key issues such as:

  • How do I deliver sustainable productivity improvement at the coal face?
  • How should we restructure our mine portfolio to maximize value creation?
  • Where and how do we focus our effort to unlock value-accretive volume growth?
  • Are the fundamentals for commodity X attractive and how should we enter that market?

Examples of Our Work

To learn more about how we help our clients create value, please refer to these case examples:
  • Restructured and drove productivity improvements at a large integrated coal mine and power station.
  • Created a survival plan for a major coal producer facing significant financial losses and the threat of
    industrial action.
  • Devised a gold resource replacement strategy for a global mining major.
  • Developed a growth strategy to double the value of newly acquired Australian mining assets.
  • Provided commercial support to an African Nation renegotiating long-term marketing and sales agreements for mineral output.

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