Re-handling tailings with IHC dredgers

Cost-effective equipment for wet tailings

Tailings storage facilities (TSFs) that are (partly) submerged are inaccessible for conventional mining equipment. By using Royal IHC’s dredge mining equipment however, tailings re-handling is still feasible and can be safely executed.
  • Slurry transport is most cost-effective method of material transport
  • High unit capacity reduces number of required equipment
  • Less required operating units, so lower carbon footprint
  • Significant cost savings across the entire operation
  • Highest safety and degree of automation and AI guarantees safe dredging

Re-handling tailings with IHC dredgers

Since tailings consist of already processed and often fine-grained material, it is ideally suited for slurry transport, especially when the tailings are stored in a submerged environment. Tailings re-handling can benefit from dredging due to low OPEX and high production rates, which support the feasibility of tailings re-handling business cases.

IHC is the market leader in dredging, with over 300 years of experience. We design and build a variety of standardised (Beaver®) and custom-built cutter and wheel suction dredgers (CSDs, WSDs) to meet all customer needs, no matter where the project is located or the specific (soil) conditions.

References

  • Custom-built dredgers for Cu/Co tailings in Africa
  • IHC Beaver® dredgers for iron ore tailings in Brazil
  • IHC Beaver® dredgers for oil sands tailings in Canada
     

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