What is the role of hydrogeology in the life of a mine? We discuss tailings storage facilities, seepage damage, Hydrogeological Conceptual Modelling, The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management, and more.
Where to find us at the Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium (Virtual Conference – Australia, Tailings 2021 (Virtual Conference – Santiago, Chile), and Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings 2021 (In-person and online, Perth, Australia).
Tailings Beach Slope – An Important Design Parameter for Conventional and Thickened Tailings Disposal System
Dr Behnam Pirouz outlines the fundamental application of tailings beach slope that formed the basis for his PhD, including the "grittier" side of research completed by ATC Williams in recent years.
ATC Williams is proud to sponsor the AusIMM Mine Waste Tailings Conference 2021. In addition to providing sponsorship, ATC Williams staff are involved at all levels including the organising committee, panel sessions and presenting papers. Find out how to find us so you can say hello.
The ATC Williams Hunter Valley office opened in Singleton in February 2020, a month before the COVID-19 pandemic forced borders to close across Australia. John Milsom, Office Manager, runs us through the challenges of lockdown and how the company adapted.
Based in the Brisbane office, Hernan has a civil engineering background in hydraulics, water and tailings management and was responsible for Chile's most significant tailings and water projects. We talk to Hernan about his collaborative approach to tailings management and his recently completed PhD.
The Bozshakol copper mine in Kazakhstan is the largest single mine development in the Kazakhstan region by both scope and volume of production. ATC Williams is providing design and support across many interconnected engineering disciplines.
Discover the impact of conceptual modelling to define TSF seepage risks and optimise liner design requirements.
Learn how the results of a site-specific seismic hazard analysis are better employed to establish earthquake loads for design of tailings and water retaining embankment dams.
Read how this TSFs early use example of central thickened discharge (CTD) has undergone lifecycle enhancements to accommodate water management needs and increases in the planned mine life.
The GSTM was formally launched on 5 August 2020. In this article we consider, how is the GSTM best applied in the current environment, and how does the industry avoid the notion that this standard is more than just “Death by a Thousand Codes”.