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Krech Ojard & Associates has worked with mine owners and operators for 30 years and has completed a wide range of projects from upgrades to single structural members to major process modifications to client facilities across the globe.


At Krech Ojard & Associates our mining team provides complete engineering services from feasibility studies, site mapping and reclamation to construction management and equipment specification. Our experience spans throughout underground and open pit mines, material handling systems, mills, processing plants, refineries, and slurry handling.

These services, when coupled with our commercial/industrial and transportation expertise provide our clients with total project engineering from concept to close out.

Mining Industry Experience

Since our inception in 1984, Krech Ojard has provided engineering support to the mining industry on the Iron Range in Northern Minnesota and across the globe. Our experience ranges from concept to operations and includes the following:

  • Bankable feasibility studies
  • Conceptual site development plans for mines, ports and transshipment facilities
  • Rail and marine transportation studies
  • Operational logistics and planning
  • Material handling and equipment selection
  • Process integration and capital/maintenance planning
  • Detailed design and program management
  • Plant engineering support
  • Construction administration and commissioning
  • Our staff approach projects with real-world management, operation and maintenance experience and know what it takes to keep facilities working in all ranges of environmental conditions. This experience and our reputation for high-quality, consistent performance has taken us from the jungles and ports of South America to the northern regions of Canada and Alaska, and from Europe to Africa and Australia.

Krech Ojard Knows the Iron Range

Located near Minnesota's Iron Range, North America's largest iron ore mining district, Krech Ojard & Associates has worked in the iron ore mining and pelletizing industry for over 25 years and has completed hundreds of projects involving upgrades and modifications to these massive facilities. Projects range from mining and crushing facilities to concentrating, pelletizing, firing and shipping of the final product. Senior employees with the firm have come from the mining industry and are experts with mining, processing and shipping of the pelletized products. This experienced leadership directs the core of Krech Ojard's engineering groups.

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Sectors Include: Ferrous Non-Ferrous Metallic Non-Metallic
Mining Services Include: Project Management Structural Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Marine Engineering Civil Engineering Rail Engineering EPCM Instrumentation
Specialty Services Include: Analysis & Modeling Condition Assessments Equipment Specification Forensic Consulting Logistics Material Handling Transshipment QA/QC Permitting Logistics
Representative Clients
Northshore Mining
Cleveland Cliffs
Hibbing Taconite
United Taconite
Northshore Mining
US Steel
Canada Chrome
Bending Lake Iron
Canadian National Railway
Amapa Rail
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