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Mining Consulting

Our assignments in the mining sector have included the following, which range from

- a one week audit and rebuild of a financial model, updating it with new geological data, costs and revenue assumptions to assess project feasibility

- 15 months consulting to one of Australia’s larger coal companies, Aquila Resources, reviewing existing financial models across all their Australian coal mines, updating all costs from extraction to processing to port & rail to taxes (carbon tax and MRRT) /  adding updated geological, opex and capex data to arrive at updated valuations. Performing multiple sensitivities on the base case and working with mine managers and coal marketing division to ascertain optimal mine plans to deliver the required coal blends and stipulated ash content.

In addition to the above transactions staff at RFM have been involved with the financings of the following assets, which were either in the natural resources sector or had a linkage to (i.e. coal fired power plants).

Energy Infrastructure Resources Industry
  • Loy Yang
  • Hazelwood
  • Yallourn
  • Callide C
  • Millmerran
  • BHP’s power assets
  • Citipower
  • Powernet
  • Kogan Creek
  • Collinsville
  • Oakey Creek
  • Wambo
  • Bengalla
  • Taranaki (NZ)
  • Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas pipeline
  • Dukes gas pipeline assets in Australia
  • Dalrymple Bay coal terminal
  • Goldfield gas pipeline
  • Privatisation of Victoria’s gas distribution/retail assets: Westar/Kinetik Energy
  • Lihir Gold (PNG)
  • Minera Alumbrera copper and gold mine in Argentina
  • 7 coal mines in Qld owned by Mitsubishi Development
  • Dyno Nobel’s Australian ammonium nitrate plant
  • BHP/Incitec’s acquisition of Southern Fertilisers

From O&G to base metals and rare earths (see below) – we know natural resources