Planning and Construction

The planning and construction of a mine is only one part of a complicated puzzle but just one mistake in the process can be costly. To build a mine in Mexico, an operator needs help to navigate the complex regulatory and land ownership structures in place as well as logistical and construction aid. Operators must find the most cost-efficient services while refusing to compromise on quality, meaning companies working in planning and construction must maketheir services ever more competitive.

This chapter will introduce the reader to the extensive mining supply chain. Law firms and consultants will provide insight on how they can fast-track clients through the permit application process and how best to negotiate with local authorities. Logistics and distribution companies will explain how they provide the materials and machinery needed to build the mine and operators will shed light on how to move a project from exploration into development and construction.