Greg Lane

Chief Technical Officer

Greg is recognised globally as a leader in the fields of cost effective design, comminution, concentrator design and project development and manages the programs at Ausenco that underpin our ability to provide ingenious solutions to clients.

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Greg is a global leader in the fields of project development, comminution and concentrator design and in his role as Chief Technical Officer, manages the programs at Ausenco that underpin our ability to provide ingenious solutions that redefine what's possible for minerals processing. 

Greg is a member of the Ausenco Leadership Team and provides technical guidance for our Global Practice Leads. He works with our technical and engineering staff across the business to maintain an environment that drives continuous improvement, innovation and technical expertise. Greg is the author of more than 40 publications on different aspects of minerals processing and project development, and is a highly sought after technical expert and a world leader in cost effective plant design.

He has over 30 years’ experience in operation, engineering, design, study and project management, with industry leading knowledge of concentrator design, particularly comminution and flotation circuit design.

He peer reviews major projects for efficient design, low cost options and potential for non-standard approaches. Greg is responsible for the management of Ausenco’s process technology knowledge including expert review of flow sheets, layouts, process model development, technical paper/presentation, study management and detailed design and construction.

Marque projects Greg has been involved in include:

  • Rosemont Copper Project, USA
  • QB2 Copper Project, Chile
  • Frieda River Copper Project, PNG
  • Cadia Copper/Gold Project, Australia
  • Minas Rio Stage 2 Project, Brazil
  • Constancia Copper/Molybdenum Project, Peru
  • Dumont Nickel Project, Canada
  • Hinda Phosphate Project, Congo Brazzaville
  • Pipe Kipper Nickel Project, Canada
  • Bendigo Gold Project, Australia
  • Phu Kham Copper/Gold Project, Laos
  • Boddington Copper/Gold Project, Australia
  • Honeymoon Well Nickel Project, Australia.

Greg is a Registered Professional Engineer, Queensland and Fellow AusIMM.

Country experience:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Congo
  • England
  • Greenland
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Laos
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Myanmar
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • USA
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
Energy Efficient & Cost Effective Comminution Circuit Desig...
By Greg Lane

Ausenco's optimised mineral processing comminution circuit designs significantly reduce cost and carbon footprints compared with typical engineering company designs. Find out how.

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Maximising Capital Efficiency at Constancia Copper Project
By Greg Lane

Ausenco's design for the Constancia copper project, Peru ensures it exceeds production forecasts without comprising safety, operability and maintainability.

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Lumwana Copper Concentrate Project - a look back
By Greg Lane

10 years on, Greg Lane reflects on the design and construction of the then largest copper concentrator in Africa.

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Does a lack of trust contribute to cost blowouts?
By Greg Lane

The principles that apply to the design of smaller projects apply to big projects.

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Areas of expertise
Minerals & Metals
Process Plants
  • Coal Handling & Preparation Plants
  • Conceptual & Feasibility Studies
  • Copper & Mineral Processing Plants
  • Gold Processing Plants
  • Hydrometallurgical Plants
  • Materials Handling
  • NI 43-101 & JORC Code Technical Reports
  • Tailings Management & Metal Recovery