Steve Meiring

Lead Process Engineer

Steve is an industry-recognised Dewatering Consultant / Process Engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in dewatering, process equipment, secondments and commissioning.
Brisbane, Australia
English, Afrikaans, Spanish (intermediate)

As a highly experienced metallurgist, Steve has extensive experience spans from paste thickening, centrifuges, filters, cyclones, scrubbers and characterisation.

Steve joined Ausenco in August 2021 as a Lead Process Engineer - Dewatering Consultant, providing value-adding dewatering solutions for clients.

Prior to Ausenco, he spent 7 years with equipment vendor FLSmidth, over 13 years with Hatch and more than 5 years operating his consultant business. He has delivered multiple projects of converting wet tailings disposal to dry disposal; amongst those, two backfill plants were commissioned. The dewatering projects Steve delivered for BHP’s Escondida Mine and Anglo American’s Moranbah North Mine were highly commended.

Steve has published various technical papers on thickeners, centrifuges and filters.

His key to success is a thorough understanding of process related equipment as well as metallurgical processes in gold, copper, nickel, potash and coal.

Country experience:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • New Caledonia
  • Peru
  • South Africa
  • United States of America