Hatch is a global mine design, program management and construction management company that specializes in developing projects in remote locations and harsh conditions. Hatch is employee-owned, with 65 offices in every mining region. Hatch is best known for its metals-process expertise, process controls, award-winning safety programs, and quality project delivery.
Among Hatch’s recent mine development projects are Diavik Diamonds (Northwest Territories), Meadowbank Gold (Nunavut, northern Canada), Escondida (Atacama Desert, Chile), Rio Tinto’s QIT Madagascar Minerals (Madagascar; no roads, no water, no ports, few human resources, exotic ecology), Alumar Alumina expansion (Amazon, Brazil), Barrick Gold’s Pueblo Viejo (Dominican Republic; Hatch autoclaves), Koniambo Ferronickel (New Caledonia), and Nickel Rim South (North America’s most modern mine; safety award winner).
Hatch serves three principal market sectors: mining and metals, energy and infrastructure. Specialist services include program and project development in each sector. Energy programs include Bruce Power, one of the world’s largest nuclear generating station; dam construction; and hydro-electric generation optimization. Infrastructure programs include South Africa’s $12-billion Transnet upgrade of ports and rail; and the $25-billion BART urban rail expansion in California.