Our Capability

BBE has built an excellent international reputation since its inception in 1989. Our team of experienced consulting engineers, are leaders in mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling practices across the globe. BBE’s specialised team provide cooling solutions from conceptual design and modelling through to project management and execution.

Providing a full range of engineering services, BBE begin the consultation process from concept and follow through to commissioning. Our teams are multidisciplinary, and expertise extends from design specialists through to project management and operational experience across a range of projects and commodities.

Operating worldwide in all types of mines, BBE’s comprehensive services include:

  • Conceptual investigations through technical feasibility studies
  • Analysis of alternative ventilation and cooling distribution systems
  • The selection of the optimum system
  • Preparation of detailed engineering design specifications
  • Estimation and project execution and management for existing mines and new projects.

BBE services clients across 5 continents and are familiar with international legislation and designs according to the relevant health and safety standards stipulated by each region in which it operates.

Strategic Ventilation Planning

We offer strategic ventilation mine planning including estimates of Life-of-Mine ventilation and cooling requirements, sizing of infrastructure, equipment selection, capital and operating cost estimates. BBE also undertake peer review and due diligence studies on mine ventilation projects.

Mine Ventilation Modelling

BBE support mine sites with primary and secondary ventilation survey, audits and fan/cooling system performance assessment. Our team can also support sites with short term secondments as well as practical “on the job” mentorship/training.

Detailed Engineering

BBE’s multidisciplinary design teams provide detailed engineering services for mine ventilation and mine cooling systems including process, mechanical, civil and electrical drawings and specification.

Mine Ventilation Surveys & Training

Our team are continually undertaking training courses and workshops for mines, mining houses and professional societies including Engineers Australia. BBE has also established close ties with leading engineering universities, UWA and Curtin, offering guest lecturers and engaging with graduate programs. Training introduces delegates to the latest trends, principles and technologies being applied in mine planning.

Research & Development

BBE’s expertise in ventilation and cooling has contributed to many applied research programs in the mining industry around the world. Our engineers have also contributed significantly to the state-of-the-art of mine ventilation and cooling technology, including the evaluation of novel cooling systems (e.g. recirculation, ice and hydropower), analysing the effects of numerous novel mining methods.

Project Management & EPCM

BBE offers engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services in relation to primary and booster fan stations, mine cooling systems and mine refrigeration systems. We are completely independent of OEM equipment suppliers, ensuring owners interests are protected during detail design and procurement.

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