In the Mining & Commodities sector Buttimer provides design, procurement, fabrication, installation, project management and maintenance services for above ground materials handling systems. Whether a green field project, maintenance, or even decommissioning, Buttimer has decades of experience in conveying, drying, storage, milling and out-loading processes for heavy minerals. 

Buttimer has considerable expertise in the mechanical handling of bulk ores, concentrates, coal, aggregates and other mined products, designing processes including pit-to-surface conveying, weighing, milling, storage, drying and out-loading across a range of processing and logistics systems. Ensuring efficiency of throughput and reliability of the mechanical handling system is crucial to the sustainability and consistency of a mining facility, therefore a proper integration of maintenance and operations. Buttimer provide both permanent and temporary on-site  maintenance personnel, and has, for example, regular project contracts and a permanent maintenance specialist labour team on-site at The Lisheen Mine - one of Europe's largest Zinc mines - for more than 20 years.

As well as bringing mechanical expertise to the materials handling system, surrounding structures including support steel, dust control features, ATEX blast panels and the various handling, waste water and out-loading systems. Supported by the workshops efficient and high-quality steel fabrication, Buttimer is an ideal on-site operations or maintenance team, as demonstrated by our long-running track record of providing high-quality engineering to the mining and commodities sectors.

Mining Plant Installation & Maintenance

Mining Plant Installation & Maintenance

  • Dry Bulk Materials Handling Systems for Mines and Quarries
  • Above Ground Earth & Commodities Handling
  • Piling & Backfill Conveying Systems
  • Layout & Detailed Design; Equipment Specification.
  • Clinker, Cement, Ores, Mineral Handling
  • Milling, Drying, Crushing and Sampling Processes
  • Maintenance & Operations Contractors
  • Project Management
Pit-To-Surface and Above Ground Materials Handling System Design and Installation

Pit-To-Surface and Above Ground Materials Handling System Design and Installation

Layout Design & Equipment Specification

Layout Design & Equipment Specification

Stacking, drying, Storage and Out-Loading for Minerals, Ores and Heavy Bulk Products

Stacking, drying, Storage and Out-Loading for Minerals, Ores and Heavy Bulk Products