Consulting Projects

Technical Audits

Client

Location

Description

Purpose/Sample Benefits

A & W Troy (Innophos) Mexico Sulfuric acid, Prayon phosphoric acid Many modifications identified – total investment $7.7m, increase in margins
Apatit Fertilizers Kirovsk, Russia Phosphate Beneficiation Independent Technical Assessment
Agrium Inc. Conda, Idaho Mine, beneficiation, Singmaster Breyer phosacid Complete audit – many small projects identified with returns from 30% to 500%
Agrium Inc. Redwater, Canada Prayon phosphoric acid Improved flow through flash cooler reducing downtime
Agrium Inc. Kapuskasing, Canada Review of beneficiation practice to reduce MER in rock shipped to Redwater Improve product quality
Bunge MG, Brazil Audit of fertilizer complex Benchmarking. Recommend improvements to operations and maintenance
Cargill Crop Nutrition (Mosaic) Bartow, Florida Prayon phosphoric acid Changed operation of ball mills at low cost resulting in increased P2O5 recovery worth over $750,000 per year
ICS / USB Bank Senegal Restructuring of Fertilizer Industry Modernization, new products
Jafcco Jordan Phosphate Complex Independent technical audit
JDC Phosphates USA Improved Hard Process Third party technical review of novel kiln-based phosphoric acid process
JPMC Indonesia Phosphoric acid plant Review design
LIFOSA Kedainiai, Lithuania Waste Minimization Total of $10,000 invested in 8 small projects with ROI ranging from 144% to 2660%.
OCP Khouribga, Morocco Technical Audit of El Halassa beneficiation plant Reduction of operating and maintenance cost.
PCS Phosphates White Springs, FL Prayon phosphoric acid Improvements to flash cooling system identified
Texuna Group Uzbekistan Mine & Fertilizer Plants Audit for restructuring of Fertilizer Industry
Ultrafertil, SA Cubatão, Brazil Dorrco phosphoric acid Steam savings worth over $1,000,000 a year identified

 

Due Diligence

Client

Location

Description

A & W Americas Charleston, VA Environmental assessment for joint venture at Copebras, Brazil.
Agrifos New York, NY Acquisition of Mobil Pasadena Plant.
Behre Dolbear Denver, CO Acquisition of Oxy White Springs by Mulberry Phosphates.
Mulberry Phosphates Mulberry, FL Loan for Piney Point Revamp.

 

Expert Witness

Client

Location of

Appearance

Description

Agrifos – Pasadena, Texas London Arbitration related to demurrage charges after Tropical Storm Alison
Duke Energy – Guatemala Chicago Arbitration related to cost overruns and technical errors on a Power plant in Guatemala

 

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