Michael Bell

Engineering Manager

Michael is an experienced Engineering Manager with 28+ years in hydrometallurgical and minerals processing plant design and commissioning.
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Brisbane, Australia

With over 28 years' experience as an Engineering Manager on both engineer and client teams, Michael has overseen the development of projects across a wide range of commodities, processes and locations. His engineering management expertise is complemented by a strong background in process engineering and commissioning.

Michael's experience covers most aspects of a project lifecycle including testwork, studies, detail design, commissioning, ramp-up, plant optimisation and capital improvement projects.

He has completed projects across five continents, covering a range of minerals and metals including copper, gold, nickel, cobalt, zinc, tungsten, bismuth, flourspar and coal.

Michael is a member of the AUSIMM.

Key recent project involvement includes:

  • Ravenswood Gold Redevelopment Project – Australia
  • HVO Debottlenecking Studies - Australia
  • Sepon Copper Project - Laos
  • Sepon Copper Expansion Project - Laos
  • Ernest Henry Magnetite Project - Australia
  • Nui Phao Project - Vietnam
  • Nui Phao APT Project - Vietnam
  • Nui Phao Capital Works Upgrade Projects - Vietnam

Country experience:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Laos
  • South Africa
  • Tunisia
  • USA
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe