Mining, Natural Resources

Local knowledge supplemented by global resources and backed by the most skilful and experienced broking and risk practitioners gives Aon the leading edge in the mining, natural resources and energy sectors.

Aon's dedicated practice groups have the specialist skills and understanding of the complexities of working in challenging, mission-critical environments with high risks, complex processes and production phases and unique hazards.

Mining and Natural Resource

The mining sector is a multifaceted and diverse industry with unique hazards. Aon has the specialist skills and understanding of the complexities of working in hostile environments with hazardous and expensive machinery. While there are some common risks in mining, the type of metals and minerals being extracted coupled with the methods of processing also present unique challenges and opportunities. In addition, each phase of the mining process requires a different approach to insurance and risk management.

Local knowledge, supplemented by global resources and backed by the most skilful and experienced mining broking and risk practitioners gives Aon the leading edge in Sub-Saharan Africa's mining business. Global mining expertise is co-ordinated by Aon's Mining Practice Group, which consists of members from each of the main mining centres around the world. Skills such as dedicated counter-terrorism and political risk, marine cargo and construction experts complement our mining technical and insurance skills – thereby covering all aspects from exploration through to finance, construction and operational activities, to mine closure and remediation. Aon South Africa services the entire spectrum of mining, and our activities focus largely on:

  • New projects
  • Existing operations
  • Coal, metals and industrial minerals
  • Open pit and underground mines
  • Mineral processing
  • Leaching
  • Smelting and refining
  • Tailings management
  • Exploration

Areas of Expertise

  • Insurance programmes for lenders, investors and sponsors in new mining projects
  • Bespoke risk management programmes covering mining and related industries
  • Risk assessments for new projects and current operations
  • Due Diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Insurance advice for financial institutions
  • Alternative risk financing for environmental risks and mine/site remediation

While we strive to ensure your business is protected in the short-term, we always look to the future in developing a risk management and insurance programme that is right for your business, so that over time, your total cost of risk may be reduced.

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