Lionel Julia

Lionel Julia

Senior Metallurgist, BHP Billiton

Currently employed at BHP Billiton

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Senior Metallurgist

At BHP Billiton

From June 2011 to Present
-> Heap Leach Development, Olympic Dam Project, Adelaide -> Metallurgical test work to support the expansion of the Olympic Dam mine (copper, uranium, gold and silver). -> Management of the design, commissioning and start-up of a large scale testing facility (CAPEX: $4.7M, OPEX: $4.8M /...
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Senior Metallurgist

At Heathgate Resources

From March 2011 to June 2011
-> Beverley Uranium Mine (Australia) -> Metallurgical balances and accounting (In Situ Recovery) -> Optimization of plant performance, process methods and technology. -> Development of new deposits (metallurgical test work and participation to HAZOP’s). -> Management of 2 Graduate Metallurgists and...
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Commissioning Engineer

At Areva

From May 2010 to September 2010
-> Areva Resources Namibia, Swakopmund and Trekkopje mine site (Namibia) -> Trekkopje Project (uranium mine in Namibia) -> Commissioning and start-up of the second phase of the project: 9,000 tons of ore stacked per day, 500 tons of uranium produced over 18 months (alkaline heap leaching followed...
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Project Engineer - Process

At Areva

From September 2008 to April 2010
-> Areva Resources Southern Africa, Johannesburg (South Africa) -> Trekkopje Project -> Process definition and design: ore processing (alkaline heap leaching), leach solutions chemical treatment and water treatment, in collaboration with South African and French EPCM companies: Bateman Engineering...
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Process Engineer

At Areva

From January 2007 to September 2008
S.E.P.A. (Research and Development), Bessines-sur-Gartempe (France) -> Scheduled follow up (tests, budget and schedule) of laboratory studies for the development of processes. (Budgets up to $200,000) -> Technical assistance mission (2.5 months) at the COMINAK (Akouta’s Mining Company: uranium...
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Ecole Nationale Supérieure De Géologie (ENSG), Vandoeuvre Lès Nancy

M Engineering in Exploration and Development of Mineral Resources, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie (ENSG)

From September 2007 to June 2008
Option valorisation des ressources - -> Ore processing, hydrometallurgical processes and sampling methods -> Diplôme d’Ingénieur ENSG (National School of Geology), Nancy, FRANCE

ENSIACET, Toulouse

M Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Département Génie Chimique

From September 2003 to September 2006
Chemical Engineering, Process Design, Chemistry, Unit Operations, Safety and Environment Diplôme d’Ingénieur ENSIACET (National Polytechnic Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering), Toulouse, France

IUT Génie Chimique, Génie Des Procédés, Toulouse

B Engineering in Chemical and Process Engineering, Génie des procédés

From September 2001 to June 2003
-> Unit operations, Process Design, Thermodynamics, Environment, Process Technology. -> DUT (University technical qualification), Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France


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