Au - Zn of process plant design

Bauxite      Chromite      Copper      Cobalt      Diamonds      Ferro-Nickel      Fluorspar      Gold      Iron Ore      Lead      Lithium      Manganese      Phosphate      Platinum      Rare Earths     Tin     Titanium Oxide      Uranium      Zinc





the story so far

At METC, we drive cost-effective projects, building metallurgical plants in an open and flexible environment. METC understands that delivering working projects early delivers improved investment returns. The team is responsive, fast-moving, flexible, and skilled in completing stock exchange compliant studies (NI 43-101, JORC, SAMREC) and detailed design of metallurgical plants. We deliver both brownfield and greenfield projects and detailed engineering for plant sections, modular plants, and process islands.

Nick Tatalias

Managing Director


  • Metallurgist and member SAIMM
  • 30 years experience, 4 years as head of metallurgy ENRC DRC and GM of Comide.
  • Project experience include: Boss Mining, Frontier, Chambishi Metals, RTR Metalkol, Mutoshi, Ruashi, Tati Nickel, Anglo Plats
  • Significant experience in South Africa, DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana

John Edwards

Process Director


  • B Sc Mineral Processing, MBL
  • 34 Years experience including 18 years of plant operations
  • Specialist in copper, cobalt and gold processing
  • Experienced QP on NI 43-101 SAMREC and JORC Studies



Dr Steve Cathey

Business Development Director


  • D Eng (Mech), SACPCMP
  • PM on the largest combined PGM and Chromite plant in the world
  • Significant experience in DRC, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Ghana and South Africa
  • Project manager on Gold, Copper, PGM’s, Chromite, Diamonds

Nico Maritz

Technical Director


  • 20 years of experience in the metallurgical industry
  • Execution of the Mutoshi Cu/Co Project and several studies
  • Significant experience in DRC, Ghana, Zimbabwe and many others.

Ryan Illingworth

Director of Projects


  • Pr Eng, (Mech), PMP
  • 20 Years experience on process and mining projects including Skorpion, Unki, Venetia, Wesizwe
  • Significant experience in South Africa, Peru, Canada, Colombia, Bolivia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, DRC

We solve complex metallurgical problems

METC Founders involved in day-to-day operations

We build metallurgical plants for mines in an open and flexible environment

We select projects that we can deliver, where others may not see value

Delivering projects: greenfields and brownfields

A team that can work with our clients to deliver fast and accurate capital costing of studies and projects whilst reducing project delivery time

Agile and fast moving

METC believes in Hybrid EPC / EPCM contracting solutions – as a value add to the Client

Listening and understanding Client’s needs

Provide affective construction management through various innovative and agile delivery models

Office:  +27 (0) 87 808 8862


Emergency: +27 (0)83 232 3327

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Office:  +27 (0) 87 808 8862


Emergency: +27 (0)83 232 3327