Introduction

Introduction
In 1984 Kavoshgaran Consulting Engineers (KCE) was established by some of the most experienced experts in mining industry. Since then, KCE has played an important role as a pioneer company in the fields of geology, mining, mineral industries and geotechnics throughout the country and the region. Since the very beginning, the framework of KCE has been organized in a way that as well as cooperating with experts and professionals, conveying knowledge, expertise and precious technical experiences to junior engineers and young graduates has always been a value. Having professional personnel and experts along with the state-of-the-arts software, conventional and modern techniques led to successful cooperation and partnership with clients and thriving companies in multiple projects. KCE is currently working on several engineering projects including geology, geochemistry, geophysics, exploration of mineral resources (from prospecting to comprehensive and detailed exploratory activities), mine design and planning, mineral processing, metallic and non-metallic industries, geotechnical and structural engineering, environmental engineering, management consultant (MC), procurement engineering, installation and operation of the projects, feasibility study, project controls, etc. According to the good corporate reputation and experiences, numerous prestigious governmental (or state) and private companies have been in partnership and association with KCE in more than 650 successful engineering projects over the last decades, as follows: “Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade”, “Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization”, “Iran Minerals Production and Supply Co.”, “Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration of Iran”, “Ministry of Roads and Urban Development”, “Ministry of Energy”, “Isfahan Steel Company”, “Mobarakeh Steel Company”, “MIDHCO, Middle East Mines and Mineral Industries Development Holding Company”, “Bank of Industry and Mine”, etc.