Covey Consulting

Who we are and What we do

Covey Consulting is a unique team of engineers, scientists and technical specialists who blend their skills and experience to provide practical and innovative solutions to the most basic or most challenging problem or project.

Since 1989, we have been offering our project, engineering and problem solving services to companies and institutions in many industrial, business sectors and specific disciplines. The core sectors and disciplines in which we operate are:

  • Biofuels and Bioproducts
  • Industrial Chemicals
  • Manufacturing and Materials Handling
  • Process and Energy Systems
  • Minerals processing
  • Pulp and paper
  • Waste Management and Water Treatment

We provide experienced professionals to assist in areas ranging from project feasibility to installed and commissioned plant, troubleshooting and process optimisation.

The Company is structured to address these key activities:

  • Strategic planning & Services
  • Resource Evaluation & Sustainability Assessment Services
  • Project engineering & Management
  • Process engineering
  • Environmental engineering, baseline and Audit Services
  • Analytical services / Investigations
  • Biotechnology services
  • Technical Information services
  • Expert Services for Insurance Claim and Legal Matters

These divisions allow Covey Consulting to focus fully on our clients’ needs and provide a readily usable package of services.

For larger projects, teams are drawn from our pool of associates, enhanced by specialists from a network of professional colleagues.

All of Covey Consulting’s people are experts in their own specialist areas. This high skill level, coupled with a total of over 600 years of senior level experience, means that clients will receive a well-balanced approach to your project, be it plant construction or an intermittent process problem.

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Business plans
Feasibility studies
Preparation of Board Presentations
Sustainable development
Corporate assessments—global reporting initiative guidelines
Expert witness services
Insurance claim assessment and audits
Implementation and facilitation of cleaner production management
Operational efficiency optimisation
Feasibility and growth studies
Change and innovation management
Strategic sourcing/procurement and contracting


Feasibility Studies
Pre-feasibility studies
Conceptual design
Full project proposal
Project Management
Development of design, purchase and construction specifications
Participating in HAZOP/HAZAN reviews
Operating and maintenance 
manual preparation
Tender solicitation and analysis

Generation of design, purchase and construction specifications
Tender reviews for mechanical equipment and installation contracts
Review vendor data, inspection, and witness testing, at vendor’s works
Control systems engineering
Mechanical engineering design
General engineering design
On site commissioning assistance for new plant
Generation of comprehensive commissioning procedure manuals
Planning, scheduling, data collation and review
Provision of commissioning services across all disciplines


Feasibility studies
Audits of plant projects and 
existing processes
Front-end engineering
Process investigation
Waste minimisation
Trouble shooting of process 
Computer simulation and database design
Control Systems Engineering
Systems engineering
High level control
Modelling and optimisation
Expert systems

Process and operational audits


Feasibility and process studies
Technical due diligence and auditing
R&D management & facilitation Resource evaluation
Sustainability assessments
Project development
Chemical analysis of feedstocks and products
Investigative chemical studies
Process engineering
Specialty equipment design
Bioenergy projects
Bioproduct processes