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Speaker detail

  • David Meldal-Johnsen
  • Director of the Modularization and Front-End Planning Group
  • Hatch

David Meldal-Johnsen is Hatch’s Director of the Modularization and Front-End Planning Group. With more than 24 years’ experience in engineering and design, he has provided solutions on projects around the world in a variety of industry sectors. For the last 13 years, David has been developing project execution strategies utilizing modularization with keen, innovative logistical solutions. The objective of these solutions is to reduce overall capital cost, schedule, and risk on projects with a focus on quality and safety excellence.

David holds a Higher National Diploma in civil engineering from the Port Elizabeth Techikon University, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He immigrated to Canada in 2001 where he continued his career in Edmonton, Alberta before relocating to Toronto, Ontario.

Some notable projects where David has developed modularization strategies include Vale’s S11D Iron Ore Mine, Kinross’ Tasiast Gold Mine, and Mosaic’s K3 Shaft and Headframe.