Tailings and Mine Waste Engineering

Ensuring practical operation; successful closure

We have been extensively involved in the permitting, design, operation and closure of mine tailings, mine waste and associated water disposal/management facilities since 1974. Our expertise includes a wide range of tailings and mine waste products and hands-on knowledge of proven management techniques under a broad range of climatic conditions. We also have in-depth experience in understanding the long-term evolution of solids and porewaters in tailings storage facilities, allowing robust assessment of the adequacy of management and closure plans


Short & long term straegic planning for tailings & water management

Risk & hazard assessment

Failure studies & financial evaluations

Emergency response pland

Site evaluation & selection

Water balance development & utilisation

Emissions testing & evaluation

Geotechnical, hydrogeological, geological & geochemical characterisation

Geotechnical, hydrologic, geological evaluation & design (conceptual through to detailed)

Life cycle trade-off studies

Design to accommdate low strength, low density materials

Paste & thickeded tailings schemes

Pilot scale test work & material charecterisation

Design of tailings facilities (conceptual through to detailed)

Assistance with government permit acquisition & compliance

Assistant with construction management & quality assurance

Assistant with operational monitoring & management

Decommissioning, closure & lanform restoration