Consultants ⋅ Engineers ⋅ Project Managers

Steel is an essential component of modern life and is an integral part of many industries. Nevertheless, the efficient, high quality and cost-effective production of steel is vital to the success of any steelmaking operation. McLellan, with our market leading expertise in the this sector, can advise project developers, plant operators, governmental institutions, lenders and other stakeholders on greenfield or brownfield steelworks developments. We also provide specialist consultancy services for existing steelmaking operations ranging from process and performance reviews and operational yield audits to plant condition surveys.

In today’s competitive steel markets, McLellan recognises the importance of producing high quality steel cost-effectively. We utilise our decades of experience in the industry to assist our clients to optimise their investments and improve plant performance. Our specialists have an in-depth understanding of the technical and commercial aspects of all sectors of the industry including:


  • Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) steelmaking
  • Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steelmaking
  • Induction furnace steelmaking
  • Secondary metallurgy

Continuous casting

  • Slab casting
  • Bloom casting
  • Beam blank casting
  • Billet casting

McLellan’s clients include a wide range of stakeholders within the steel industry such as project sponsors and investors, plant operators, government agencies and insurers. Our portfolio of consultancy services within the steel sector includes:

  • Conceptual design
  • Market studies
  • Feasibility studies from pre-feasibility study level to bankable feasibility studies
  • Technical due-diligence
  • Valuations
  • Lenders’ supervisor and independent engineer services
  • Logistics studies
  • Design reviews
  • System optimisation
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Process yield audits
  • Plant condition surveys
  • Process and performance reviews

Alongside consulting activities, we offer a range of engineering and project management services including:

  • Evaluations of process technology options
  • Front-end engineering
  • Tender management and procurement
  • Project Management Consultant (PMC) services
  • Quality assurance and manufacturing surveillance
  • Supervision of construction and commissioning
  • Provision of maintenance schemes
  • Operator training
  • Operational assistance