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
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:
Ø 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.
Ø 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).