Integrated Engineering and Environmental Solutions for Improved Mining Performance
Mining is an industry of opportunity and obstacles … of upturns and downturns. Success in this highly cyclical landscape requires extreme technical skill, strategy and science.
We provide the integrated engineering and environmental services you need to drive operational improvements and enhance productivity in all market conditions — and across all stages of the mine life cycle, exploration through closure.
From the world’s largest diamond mine (in carat production) just south of the Arctic Circle to copper mines in Latin America; from gold mines in Africa to iron ore mines in Australia; we perform work for over half of the world’s top mining companies (by capitalization).
We bring an experienced eye and a fresh outlook to your challenges — improving design and performance in mine design, mine waste, water management, mine closure and remediation. Our teams’ multidisciplinary strengths yield integrated solutions for improved sustainability, safety and value creation for your mining projects.
“It’s about getting the right design from the beginning. At Golder, we get the design right the first time, so you don’t encounter problems later on.”- Kevin Beauchamp, Director of Global Mining, WSP
We’ve set the standard for integrating environmental and engineering services early in the mine planning process to produce better outcomes for the life of the mine.
We’re also sought out to provide critical services when companies need assistance with significant environmental events — such as the tailings dam breaches in British Columbia and Brazil.
Our global network of specialists in mine engineering, geology, waste, water, rock, closure and environmental services allows us to assemble the right team for your project no matter where you operate or what type of challenge you may have.
We offer the scalability to drive operational efficiencies across your mine assets. And we possess the technical excellence and rigor to bring consistency in practices and processes.
We’re also a recognized technical authority in the industry, having authored or contributed to leading guidance documents such as the “Review of Tailings Management Guidelines and Recommendations for Improvement” (International Council on Mining and Metals); “Mine Closure Checklists for Governments” (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation); “Mine Pit Lakes: Closure and Management” (Australian Centre for Geomechanics); and many others.
We’ve built our reputation in mining over a span of 50 years.
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