At Zutari, we understand that our resources clients’ focus is on mining and delivering these resources to their end-client. For the collective greater good of society, they need to run sustainable businesses. Sustainable from the perspective of people (social license), profit (creating value along their entire value chains) and planet (environmentally sound and in many cases, aligning to the United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goals). Zutari aims to add value by providing understanding and solutions to those elements of creating sustainable businesses operating on best practice.
We help to plan, design, implement, maintain and eventually close and transform the infrastructure needed to bring a commodity from the point of mining, to delivery to the customer. As infrastructure advisors and engineers with over 80 years of experience in Africa, Zutari bridges the gap between traditional strategy consultants and project houses, utilising our combined engineering and advisory expertise. We are unique that way.
Value engineering in the mining sector
Zutari’s technical expertise and deep history in infrastructure advisory and bulk materials handling gives us a unique perspective on how to develop and implement mine infrastructure and related projects in ways that extract the most value for our clients. Our ability to act as a project house, as illustrated by the Klipspruit expansion project in Mpumalanga – one of the biggest brownfield expansion projects in South Africa – exemplifies how we partner with clients for everything from project planning and detail design engineering to project management and controls and site supervision of mining projects.
At Zutari, we are passionate about the transformative power of the African resources industry. As such, we are part of the two biggest regional projects that are transforming resources into an industrial advantage, namely Impact Catalyst and Bokamoso Barona. In both these projects, we form part of a broader consortium of public-private partnerships to drive large-scale socio-economic development initiatives and come up with solutions to create longevity beyond the life of mines.
Helping clients with compliance and sustainability
One of the key market drivers for our clients is to ensure that they have the lowest possible carbon footprint for the environment, as well as positively impact the societies in which they operate. Zutari is an industry leader in green energy and storage technology and water optimisation, with many of our projects being centred around ensuring efficient and secure supply to both the industrial facility and community.
Zutari’s resources services extend far beyond a mine’s core operation as we assist clients in non-mining related issues that may affect their compliance, such as environmental and social sustainability. One of our core strengths is our award-winning stakeholder and communications teams, which have been brought on board to facilitate effective communication between mines and their stakeholders – including workers, community members and unions – to co-create solutions to solve complex problems such as housing policies, among others.
Using digital technology to thrive
Technology is at the heart of what we do, and we use it to unlock more value for clients, thereby enabling easier and more seamless working between our clients and ourselves. The COVID-19 crisis has proven to clients that we can still embark on our co-creation journey without needing anyone to be in the same room. Beyond communication, we use technology to achieve everything from creating digital twins of facilities to scanning existing facilities to help clients identify their assets and link them to broader operating and maintenance plans. When done correctly, this leads to a digital environment that helps clients plan and maintain their operations better. We are also the only consulting firm with a drone piloting license, which we use to create everything from 3D models that inform design decisions to time-lapse videos showing the progress of projects and project milestones. By using the latest digital project delivery techniques, we continue to improve accuracy for the end-user.
Our passion is to create Impact. Engineered.
We are deeply passionate about creating sustainable value. To that end, we align with our clients to find solutions to various issues which they may experience. We bring our most eminent staff together to solve the client’s problems and provide sustainable solutions. That is our passion.