Metals & Minerals
Bureau Veritas minimises risk for clients in the metals and minerals sectors by offering a broad range of essential inspection and testing services throughout the value chain.
MAINTAIN PROJECT VIABILITY IN SPITE OF INCREASED SCRUTINY
Mining and exploration companies must ensure the commercial, technical and operational viability of their projects, whilst maximising shipment quality. For traders, certainty in the value of commercial settlements is a key concern. Across the entire lifecycle, from early stage exploration and trading to smelting and recycling, companies seek to minimise risk whilst achieving high industry standards.
HOW WE SUPPORT YOU
Working in major world ports and global mining and refining locations, Bureau Veritas has the infrastructure and expertise to minimise your commercial risk through upstream and trade services.
- Widest range of metals & minerals Our specialist laboratories and technicians provide analysis of most of the metals and minerals used in industrial and consumer products. These range from the raw materials used to make steel and aluminum, to coal, non-ferrous metals and precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum group metals. We also analyse recycled products such as electronic scrap and auto catalysts.
- Exploration & mining Bureau Veritas enables companies to identify viable resources and optimise efficiency during extraction. We analyse all forms of minerals as well as iron-based, non-ferrous and precious metals, using methods such as trace-level analysis, high-precision assaying and laboratory testing.
- Trading Our trade services cover the verification of the quality and quantity of mine production throughout the supply chain. They include supervision of weighing (including draft survey), sampling, pre-shipment, load and discharge inspection, as well as managing blend operations
OUR LABORATORY NETWORK
Bureau Veritas has an extensive global network of laboratories in key exporting and importing countries, offering rapid turnaround time from sampling to certification. We also provide laboratory outsourcing at our clients’ sites, offering a range of services from simple analytical procedures through to the design and commissioning of major laboratory facilities. Increasingly, our laboratories are certified to ISO 17025.