SRK Consulting merges with Dynami Geoconsulting in Colombia

SRK Consulting has announced a merger with Dynami Geoconsulting, a Colombian company providing specialised services in geotechnical engineering, foundation design, mine waste management, and hydrology. Dynami was established in 2015 by Felipe Forero and Diego Cobos to provide geotechnical design services for a small gold mine in Antioquia, Colombia. The company now employs 40 people and has worked on significant Colombian gold projects such as Buriticá (Zijin-Continental Gold), Gramalote and Quebradona  (AngloGold Ashanti), Miraflores (Metminco), Segovia (Gran Colombia Gold), and Marmato and Marmato Deeps Zone (Aris Gold).

Since first joining forces on the Buriticá project, SRK and Dynami have built a solid, ongoing working relationship. By combining businesses, they aim to strengthen SRK’s position as a key player in Latin American mine waste management while improving career opportunities for staff of both companies. Longer-term goals include better supporting the Colombian market by offering a wider range of the extensive services SRK currently provides to resource industries worldwide.

“One of SRK’s founders, Oskar Steffen, used to say that when evaluating opportunities, the company puts money behind people, rather than ideas,” said Alejo Sfriso, Regional Coordinator of SRK’s practices in Latin America. “Dynami’s merger with SRK is the most recent implementation of Oskar’s philosophy, with us incorporating a young, passionate, and inspired team into our broader SRK family.”

Given similarities between the two companies’ cultures, Sfriso, Forero, and Cobos anticipate a seamless consolidation and look forward to working together to develop SRK’s new Colombian practice and advance its team members’ careers. “We expect employees of both companies to benefit from sharing their professional knowledge and expertise and will pass these benefits on to our clients,” said Forero.