From small beginnings, we’ve grown to become a leader in project delivery.
The MSP story began in the mid-60s, in Western Australia’s verdant southwest, when founder John McSweeney was asked to help rejuvenate a tin mining operation close to the historic townsite of Greenbushes.
John’s response was to apply his practical engineering skills to develop a new materials separation process that allowed the mine tailings to be reworked, liberating a valuable commodity from what had been deemed mine waste.
From there, he launched his own business, McSweeney Partners, and went on to build a reputation for delivering cost-effective, innovative minerals processing solutions in Australia and round the world. Over the years, he broadened his capability into other commodities, all the time working closely with his clients to create value-adding assets tailored to their specific needs.
When John retired in the late 1990s, he handed the reins to his son Peter, who brought new energy and direction to the business. MSP Engineering was officially incorporated in 2008 – but most people know us simply as MSP.
These days, our deep bench of dedicated professional and technical personnel is based in Perth, where we offer consulting engineering, study development and project delivery services for a select client base.
Over the last decade, we have successfully delivered more than $2 billion of processing projects for them – facilities that have created value from day one, and continue to do so today.
We build our project delivery teams from more than 200 skilled and experienced technical, managerial, supervisory and support personnel, including process design, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical and instrumentation engineers. These teams are backed by design draft persons and project and construction management and supervision staff, and we also directly employ the site construction personnel and subcontractors required to deliver our projects.
We’re still working for the tin operation at Greenbushes, although today it is an important source of one of the world’s most sought-after battery metals – lithium. But that’s another story…