Responsible Tailings Management is Essential... Our Guided Approach Makes it Possible
Tailings dam failures are incalculable in their costs to the environment, human health and safety, infrastructure as well as to the mining company itself and its shareholders. Responsible tailings management is essential for minimizing and mitigating these risks.
Considering the incalculable cost of failure as well as finer tailings production, water shortages, and other technical and economic drivers, the mining industry has significantly shifted towards the use of tailings de-watering and various thickening solutions and dry-stacking solutions.
RMS approaches this challenge by considering all stages of the tailings management facility life cycle, including its design, construction, operations, and maintenance. We offer a variety of services to our clients including feasibility studies, mine waste and water management plans, tailings deposition plans and mine closure consulting services, all implemented to the highest quality and safety standards. Optimizing the densification process of tailings reduces the need for storage capacity and overall tailings footprint which in turn, lowers environmental risks and decreases capital expenditures. Dry-stacking tailings additionally allows for progressive reclamation during mining processes which also provides cost and risk reductions.
Our process engineering services are fully supported by our Dewatering and Rheology laboratory which allows us to benchmark our work against similar projects.
A Holistic Approach
Several factors become key considerations during the assessment of mine tailings. A few of these include the tailing management facility design, construction, operations, and maintenance.
Mitigating the Risks
RMS provides feasibility studies, mine waste and water management plans, tailings deposition plans and mine closure consulting services.