Consultants ⋅ Engineers ⋅ Project Managers
Business and Technology Consulting

Our business and technology consulting services can help investors, operators and sponsors to develop new projects from concept to execution and existing businesses to deliver improvements and increase profitability. We apply our decades of consulting experience to assist our clients with solutions to their business and technology needs.

McLellan offers a wide range of business and technology consulting services applicable throughout the project lifecycle, which can be tailored according to a client’s specific requirements. The range of services that we provide includes:

  • Conceptual, feasibility and bankable studies
  • Market studies
  • Development of business plans
  • Due diligence
  • Technical assistance for obtaining project financing
  • Project and operational risk assessments
  • Operational assistance
  • Organisational planning, development and training
  • Process yield and energy audits
  • Process and performance reviews
  • Specific troubleshooting
  • Plant condition surveys and audits
  • Asset and business valuations

During the project development stage, McLellan can analyse local and international markets to identify business opportunities. These can then be qualified against realistic commercial, technical and operational conditions to construct feasibility studies and business plans that reflect market and macro-economic conditions. Working alongside investors, lenders and regulatory authorities, McLellan can also provide technical assistance when seeking project finance and can review and advise on:

  • Partnership and technology supply agreements
  • Product off-take agreements
  • Raw material and utility supply contracts
  • Plant and equipment supply and construction contracts
  • Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs)

For projects where a feasibility study has already been conducted and where the analysis has shown a positive outcome, our in-depth market and technical expertise means that McLellan can validate the business case, providing confidence to lenders and investors.

For existing operations, McLellan’s technical expertise in a wide range of industrial sectors means that we can understand an organisation’s operations quickly and analyse both the technical and commercial aspects of the business. This allows us to identify areas where improvements and cost savings can be made, recommend the methodology for implementing the improvements and provide an independent assessment of the results obtained.

McLellan provides operational assistance with a number of aspects within the business environment. This can include help with:

  • Identifying and defining product markets and optimising sales strategies
  • Assistance with optimising the value and benefit of raw materials for downstream processes, taking into consideration relevant extraction techniques and beneficiation processes
  • Analysis and determination of best production techniques, process technology, operational practices and procedures
  • Studies of product quality and improvement techniques
  • Performance improvement in the form of efficiencies and productivity, including delay analysis, energy conservation and yield improvement
  • Management and operational organisation structures including with work roles and duties
  • Health and safety studies, particularly Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP)

McLellan has conducted business and technology consulting assignments for a range of clients in industry sectors such as mining and minerals, bulk material handling, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and the process and manufacturing industries.