SOLUTIONS FOR MINERS AND INVESTORS:
Saga specializes in developing projects at all levels of study for mining companies. With qualified professionals and great experience in the market, we work focusing on results and on generating value for our customers.
To be the most admired consultancy firm in the Brazilian mineral sector, delivering results above expectations, therefore transforming mineral resources into development for the country.
Use maximum collective effort to create different and reliable solutions, obtaining solid growth of our company and partners.
Implementation of the best techniques in Geology and Mining in the execution of projects, with creativity, combined with professional ethics, loyalty to the team, customers and partners.
Saga Consultoria Team
Geologist graduated from the University of Brasília (UnB), with over 25 years of experience in the mineral sector. He accumulated vast knowledge in exploratory research, geological prospecting, mapping, modeling, density, geometallurgy and QA / QC. Walter worked on several projects in Brazil and abroad, with various types of deposits.
Geologist with 15 years of experience in geological modeling of mineral deposits such as phosphate, iron, copper-gold sulfides and lateritic nickel. Experience in mineral exploration techniques, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies. Experience in international projects in Australia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Guinea and Peru.
Graduated in Mining Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Saulo is a specialist in pit optimization, mine planning and production program, CAPEX and OPEX estimation and economic analysis. He has worked with several commodities, including gold, zinc, copper, iron and lead.
Graduated from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo with a master degree in Mineral Engineering by the same institution.
He is a specialist in mineral process and hydrometallurgy , with over 35 years of experience in projects of process development, business evaluation, optimization of plants of phosphate, Au, K, Cu, Ni and Fe.
Geology student at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). She has technical education in Business Management from the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE-MG). Currently works as a fellow at the UFMG Geosciences Institute in the study of stratigraphic sequences of the Iron Quadrangle and in the analysis of volcanoclastic deposits in the north of Minas.
Mining Engineering student at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). She has technical education in electro-technic- industrial automation from the Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG). She has already participated as a fellow in the development of functional prototypes in the Prototyping and Innovation laboratory of the physics department at UFMG.
Student of Mining Engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). She works at the Junior Enterprise of Mining Engineering and Geology at UFMG, Minas Jr, in the Marketing area. She participated as a volunteer in a scientific initiation project in iron ore processing. She has a technical course at the Federal Center of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG).
Carlos Henrique Saúde
Student of Mining Engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). He has already participated as a volunteer in a scientific initiation project in iron ore processing. Currently works as a scholarship in the Monitoring Program of the Mining Engineering department, for the subject of Mine Design.
João Paulo Santos
Partner at Saff Engenharia, Geotechnical Mining Engineer (UFMG) with specialization in Geotechnics (UniCid) and Project Management (PUC-MG), Master in Civil Engineering & Management (University of Glasgow) and MBA in Finance (IBMEC). Background in mining and infrastructure works. Extensive experience in operation and design of tailings dams, waste dumps, geotechnical works and mine geotechnics. He also has experience in evaluating geotechnical structures, piping and liquefaction, implementing monitoring and instrumentation systems and applying alternative methodologies for evaluating critical structures.
Partner at Saff Engenharia, Civil Engineer (UFOP) and Master in Hydraulics and Sanitation (USP). He has 20 years of experience in the design of Water Dams and Tailings projects, in consultancies focused on Dam Safety and in the preparation of Hydrological, Hydraulic and Geotechnical Studies in general. He also has experience in Project Management, Leadership of Multidisciplinary Teams, Strategic Planning, New Business Development, Marketing and Negotiation.
Rüdiger is a Mining Engineer with 26 years of experience in Open Cast Mining Operations and Consultancy. He worked in numerous consultancy projects worldwide and specialized in planning, development and closure of opencast mining projects with special focus on unconsolidated rock and continuous mining equipment such bucket wheel excavators, conveyor as well as in pit crushing and conveying.
Thomas holds 18 years of experience in the mining industry and has been leading and supporting consulting projects worldwide. His focus is on mine ventilation and the management of mine and exhaust gases. Thomas worked on engineering studies of various levels as well as optimisation of operations and safety. He was involved in the investigation of explosions and gas outbursts, always targeting the safe re-commissioning of operations.
Dietmar is a Mechanical Engineer with 40 years of experience in Mining Operations and Consultancy. As head of DMT’s mining machines test department he worked in numerous consultancy projects worldwide in mine planning and development. His experience covers underground as well as open pit mining equipment. Dietmar worked on extraction, conveying, bulk handling and on commissioning projects, e.g. underground extraction systems, belt conveyors, bucket wheel excavators and spreaders.
Axel is a Geotechnical Engineer with 22 years of experience in Geotechnical Engineering and Consultancy. He worked in numerous projects worldwide as project manager and engineer with the main focus in geotechnical design projects for underground and open pit mines as well as other geotechnical cavities like tunnels or caverns. He is specialized in stability calculations with numerical, analytical and empirical methods, support design for underground cavities, slope design for open pits as well as preparation and evaluation of geotechnical design studies.
is an economic geologist specialising in geology, exploration, resource definition and economic assessments. He graduated 1985 and obtained in 1990 a PhD (Geology) with a thesis covering, inter alia, the relationship between platinum-group elements and chromitites from Rhodes University, South Africa. Bernd has more than 25 years of experience in the area of exploration and development of mineral projects from target generation, grass-roots exploration to resource definition and economic viability studies.
Bernd is a registered member of the South African Council of Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Bernd has been engaged in exploration projects targeting PGE, Cr, Ni, Co, Fe, V, Ti, REE, Au, Ag, Cu, Pb, Zn, and Ta with major and minor mining and exploration companies world-wide. Since 2008, Bernd is a principal economic geologist at DMT GmbH & Co. KG.
With 22 years of experience in the sector, Nikolaos Christou possesses a sound background in senior professional roles including international mining project development, production planning, operations management, and mining consulting.
His experience comprises conventional trackless underground and open pit mining operations as well as continuous exploitation techniques applied in opencast mines. During his career, he has successfully conducted projects in cross-cultural environments across four continents.