Consultancy firms have become, by far, some of the most comprehensive service providers in mining. When trends change for mines, these companies adapt, and a large percentage of them have decades of experience in one or several specific areas of service work.
The relationship between the consultant and the operator is evolving, as it has historically parallel to the movements of the industry. MM sought to find out what’s important to mines today, what will be important in the future, and how these partnerships can get the most from their working associations.
In this article, mining leader Andrew Watson shares his thoughts on what needs to be addressed in the mining company-consultant connection.