Consultants ⋅ Engineers ⋅ Project Managers
Silicon Metal

McLellan has been engaged by both lenders and industry developers to perform feasibility studies and due diligence activities for silicon metal production plants. We can also provide advisory services for metallurgical, chemical and solar grade silicon production facilities and are able to draw on world class expertise for technical consultancy services in this sector.

Achieving the required grade of silicon metal is highly dependent on the raw material supply quality, the technical capabilities of the equipment supplier and ultimately the technical know-how of the producer. McLellan has the expertise to assess projects in this sector, evaluate the technical and commercial viability of a project and determine whether the requirements of potential lenders and investors are likely be satisfied.

McLellan provides a range of services in this sector, including:

  • Raw materials sourcing assessments and advice
  • Market analysis
  • Feasibility studies from pre-feasibility level to bankable studies
  • Process technology evaluations
  • Environmental assessments
  • Review of equipment supply and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts
  • Review of utility supply contracts
  • Assessment of the necessary levels of competency required for the successful production of silicon metal
  • Recommendations on process optimisation