About Us

Dr Sedat Esen
Principal

Mining engineer with post graduate qualifications in rock blasting. Sedat has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry and has worked in a range of open cut metalliferous, quarry and coal mines throughout Australia and overseas. He has published over 40 technical papers in various international conferences and journals.

Before establishing his own consulting company in 2016, he worked for Orica Mining Services as a Specialist/Principal Technical Services Engineer. He was involved in numerous mining projects which include final wall blasting (wall steepening projects), blast fragmentation optimisation, vibration/airblast control, cast blasting and blast design services. Before that, he worked at Metso Minerals Process Technology & Innovation at different consulting positions (Mining Manager and Process Technology Engineer). At Metso, he participated into the greenfield and Mine to Mill Process Integration and Optimization projects globally.

He also worked in industry-funded R&D centers globally, namely Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) in Australia, Swedish Blasting Research Centre in Sweden and Mining Engineering Department in Turkey.

Areas of Expertise

  • Drill-to-Mill plant optimisation
  • Blast fragmentation measurement and modelling
  • Final wall blasting
  • Mining equipment productivity assessment and improvement
  • Cast blasting and coal loss
  • Vibration / airblast control
  • Ore loss and dilution management using multiple initiation points and hole loading configurations
  • Innovative blast designs
  • Blast auditing and optimisation
Dr Mike Daniel
Principal
Esen Mining Consulting has an arrangement with CMD Consulting Pty Ltd to use the contracted services of Dr Mike Daniel who is an independent grinding circuit consultant based in Australia. Mike has extensive experience in the design and application of High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) technology as well as process audits, modelling and optimisation of comminution circuits. Mike’s clients have included Barrick Gold, Anglo American, Xstrata/Glencore, Straits Resources, Vale, Ausenco, Cliffs, Vedanta, CBH Resources, Boteti Mining, AngloGold and CITIC-HIC.