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Study Development & Project Planning

A comprehensive suite of services, including strategic planning, meticulous cost control, proactive risk mitigation, specialized compliance expertise, optimization strategies, and expert project oversight, all designed to ensure efficient and successful project execution.


In sectors like mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, and others, stakeholders frequently face a myriad of challenges, including the imperative of strategic alignment, the persistent risk of scope and budget overruns, and the intricate management of facets like risk mitigation, communication, performance tracking, and compliance.

TMG is Your Solution.

At TMG, we recognize that the prosperity of your projects is vital for your organization’s long-term growth and resilience. Our extensive array of study development and project planning services has been crafted to equip you with the essential tools and specialized expertise required to confidently navigate the intricate realm of project management and mineral processing.

Here's why TMG stands out as your trusted partner

Strategic Alignment

Ensure strategic alignment between corporate and site teams, leading to well-prioritized and seamlessly executed projects.

Cost & Scope Control

Comprehensive scope and budget reviews, value engineering, and ongoing technical reviews help control project costs and scope, preventing unexpected surprises.

Risk Mitigation

Proactive risk evaluation and mitigation processes are put in place to address key project threats, reducing the likelihood of costly issues.

Expertise & Compliance

Specialized expertise in mineral processing, technical report development compliant with industry standards, and NI 43-101 gap analysis to ensure your project meets disclosure criteria.

Efficiency & Optimization

Optimizes project execution through cost reductions, schedule improvements, alternate design approaches, and trade-off studies, ultimately maximizing project value.

Transparency & Oversight

Stage-gating reviews and ongoing technical assessments provide transparency and oversight to ensure project adherence to performance metrics, investment criteria, and design criteria alignment.

The Keys to Your Success

TMG delivers a comprehensive suite of services to elevate project excellence. Our Project Reviews drive precision and innovation, while HAZOP Reviews prioritize operational safety. With Risk Management Services, we ensure confident decision-making, and our Constructability and Construction Readiness Reviews streamline processes for optimal project outcomes.

Leadership Alignment Workshops

Workshops facilitated by TMG are designed to foster effective communication, build positive relationships, and drive operational improvement within a business. Here's a breakdown of the key components and benefits of these workshops:

Half-Day Workshops: Span three half-days with a daily targeted focus, promoting communication and relationship-building across the business.Three-Day Engagement: A three-day initiative; two days for individual team introductions, followed by a day focused on operational alignment and planning.Nightly Reviews: Essential evening discussions with sponsors and stakeholders to affirm management communication and set up for the succeeding workshop.Call to Action: Emphasizes participants to cross-check assumptions with data, highlighting data-driven decision-making.Analytical Approach: TMG provides empirical evidence to substantiate interview assumptions, reinforcing evidence-based operational enhancements.Workshop Topics: TMG offers diverse topics like Mine to Mill Alignment, Asset Management, and more, allowing customization based on business needs.

TMG's Leadership Alignment Workshops are a comprehensive approach to improving communication, fostering teamwork, and driving organizational operational excellence. These workshops provide a structured framework for addressing critical business management and leadership aspects.

Project Due Diligence Reviews

Technical Assistance: Comprehensive review of project aspects like plans, budgets, and schedules to ensure alignment with industry standards and technical viability.Project Threat & Opportunity Evaluations: Identifying project risks and opportunities using real-world experience for design optimization and risk management.CAPEX & Execution Plan Alignment Review: Verification that project CAPEX aligns with the Project Execution Plan and execution schedule, ensuring cost appropriateness.Technical Report Validation: Review of completed project stages against stage-gate metrics to guide informed execution decisions.Site Assessments: On-site evaluations of project progress, team strength, facilities, and potential risks, offering insights into real-world challenges.Financial Validation: Review of the Project Execution Plan's financial alignment with shareholder values and lender covenants, ensuring feasible financial plans.

Design Reviews

Data Review & Preparation: Comprehensive engineering and project data review to ensure accuracy, vital for assessing budget risks and informed decision-making. Basis of Estimate Validation: Review of quotations and pricing information to ensure cost estimates align with industry standards, preventing budget overruns. Engineering Discipline Assessment: Evaluation of potential delays due to deliverable approvals identifying bottlenecks to keep the project on track. Design Analysis: Detailed review of design for feasibility, quality, HSE compliance, and reliability, ensuring alignment with standards and reducing construction issues. Model Reviews: Virtual plant walkthroughs to optimize layouts and ensure well-designed and effective operational facilities. Value Engineering: Identifying opportunities to enhance cost, schedule, and reliability while ensuring fit-for-purpose design and maximizing stakeholder value. Lessons Learned: Documenting project insights for continuous improvement and better execution of future projects.

HAZOP Reviews

Safety in Design: Adopt safety-focused engineering practices in design and initial reviews.Qualitative Analysis: Explore inadvertent or abnormal operation scenarios and assess system reactions and safeguards.Interactive Facilitation: Engage project and Operations stakeholders to ensure expert reviews of critical process nodes.Failure Scenario Assessment: Evaluate how nodes respond to upset conditions and check safeguards.Final HAZOP Report: Compile design description, worksheets, and recommendations.Risk Management: Rank risks based on likelihood and severity and monitor mitigation actions.

Risk Management Services

Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with experts throughout the risk management process.Risk Identification: Identify threats, causes, likelihood, and impacts.Risk Mitigation: Develop treatment plans and leverage opportunities using the Hierarchy of Controls.Probability Definition: Determine appropriate and realistic probabilities and severity of cost and schedule impacts for anticipated project outcomes to create appropriate risk profiles.Monte Carlo Simulation: Model cost and schedule impacts to guide budgeting.Risk Reserve Establishment: Budget for unforeseen elements encountered during execution.Risk Monitoring: Monitor mitigation progress, re-assess high-priority risks, and adjust risk rankings.