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P. R. CHANDNA Director Identification Number (DIN): 00018676


Keywords: Independent Consulting Engineer; Hydrometallurgy, Base Metals, Zinc, Lead, Copper, Cobalt, Nickel, Precious Metals, Gold, Silver, Due Diligence, Scoping Studies, Feasibility Reports, Expert Witness


I am a first class metallurgical engineer and post graduate in business management, with worldwide experience in mineral & metallurgical industries, having held various senior technical, managerial & general management positions. I have in depth appreciation of national and international business environment in these industries and visited number of metallurgical plants in Norway, France, USA, Central Africa - DR Congo and Oman.


More than three decades of global professional career on more than forty multi disciplinary Green field/ Brown field/ De-bottlenecking/ Expansion/ Performance improvement projects from concept to commissioning delivering on time on budget and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) of extractive metallurgical/ process plants for Mining, Minerals & Metallurgical industries. This experience includes:


      More than 22 years in consulting management & engineering, and whole gamut of projects execution from concept to commissioning of Pyro, Hydro, and SX-EW metallurgical plants of Primary metals: Zinc, Lead, Cadmium, Copper, Cobalt, Nickel, Tin, Chromium, Gold, & Silver; Continuous Cast copper rod plants, Secondary Zinc & Copper plants, Cement and Lime plants, froth flotation plants and Natural Gas Piped / CNG supply & distribution systems. He has been rewarded with number of appreciation letters & rewards for executing projects within budget and ahead of time schedule.

       More than 12 years in process plant operations & maintenance (O&M), process audit, etc. including six years as Assistant Plant Manager (APM) working in Zinc & Lead Smelters and associated Pyro & Hydro Metallurgical and Chemical process plants, like; Roast- Leach- Electro-win (RLE) plant; Waelz recovery process plant, Mercury Recovery, Froth flotation, Sulphuric acid; fertilizer & phosphoric acid plants operations.


I am a member of Institute of Directors (IOD), Consultancy Development Centre (CDC - Affiliated to FIDIC), Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), A/F Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum (CIM).


I have presented number of technical papers in conferences & seminars in India & abroad.




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