Geotechnical Engineering

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Technical expertise

  • Effective management and control of geotechnical hazards and risks 

  • Analysing, designing and advising on all geotechnical aspects for both open pit and underground operations.

  • Cost-effective solutions to adequately control geotechnical risks

  • Uphold high operational safety standards, ensuring all stability, safety and regulatory conditions are met.

  • Global experience

 

Capability and Approach 

  • Cutting-edge technology

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques

  • Detailed understanding of your geotechnical setting and conditions

  • Tailored designs and management plans

​OUR GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES

GENERAL

  • Desktop studies of existing information

  • Geotechnical component of mining studies

  • Geotechnical investigation and data collection including mapping, core logging and field testing

  • Rockmass characterisation assessment for mining studies

  • Geotechnical parameter definition for utilisation in analysis and designs

  • Ground support and stabilisation design

  • Numerical analysis, limit equilibrium and probabilistic design methodology

  • Geotechnical risk analysis, hazard identification and management plans

  • Post-failure rehabilitation and recovery plans

  • Geotechnical input to mining method selection studies

  • Blasting assessments and design advice to maintain rockmass integrity

  • Rockmass monitoring / instrumentation

  • Waste rock dump stability assessments

  • Project management and site support

  • Development of Ground Control Management Plans (GCMP)

  • Innovative technology tradeoff and selection

 

UNDERGROUND SPECIFIC

  • Portal, decline, orebody access development assessments

  • Shaft design and inspections

  • Stope and pillar layout, design and sequencing

  • Caving analysis and design

  • Principal stress testing & interpretation

  • Site support, supervision, operator training

  • Modelling of stress and displacements

  • Development of seismic monitoring systems

  • Innovative technology tradeoff and selection

 

SURFACE / OPEN PIT SPECIFIC

  • Slope design and design input

  • Rock fall hazard inspections and analysis

  • Waste rock dump design & inspections

  • Blasting inspections and advice for final wall control

  • Site support, supervision, operator training

  • Innovative technology tradeoff and selection

Corporate Strategy Development

Technical Due Diligence

Exploration Strategy

Assets Appraisal

Acquisitions & Mergers Advisory

Independent Technical Expert

Expert (legal) Witness

Mine Planning Software Selection

Grade Control Studies

Reconciliation Studies

DEFINE
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PLAN

Scoping/ Order Of Magnitude Studies

Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA)

Pre-feasibility Studies (PFS)

Feasibility Studies (FS)

Mine Optimisation

Detailed Mine Designs

Detailed (LOM) Scheduling

3D Geological Resource Modelling

JORC, NI 43-101 Reporting

Execution Planning

Mine Ventilation & Design

PLAN
OPERATE

Project Execution

Business Support & Productivity Improvements

Partner & Alliance Model

Operations Management

Operation Audits

Grade Control Systems

Site Technical Secondments

Operational Readiness

Short & Medium Term Mine Scheduling

Resource Definition Drilling

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