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Emergency Water Management Plan for Mines
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Emergency Mine Water Management


Mitigate your risks with a robust and responsive emergency water management plan & flooding response. Be prepared for increased rainfall, snow melts, extreme weather events or potential flooding.

You may want to consider lowering your dependency on tailings dams and or lakes altogether. Investing in cutting edge technology can help to accelerate the closure of these facilities and mitigate your risks.

In Australia and Brazil, high rainfall and extreme weather has impacted mines, with some sites halting production altogether. Operational downtime can cost companies hundreds and thousands in profit loss. If you are searching for a long term or emergency water management solution, Minetek is here to help.

Optimise your mining operation to increase efficiency, uptime and profitability. The potential yield for mining companies are increasing with rising commodity prices, subsequently making downtime more expensive and uptime more valuable. Unreliable water management solutions can have an enormous impact on production, profit and the environment. If you are searching for a proven success of an effective long-term investment for your emergency water management.


Take the Brumadinho dam disaster as an example; this catastrophe resulted in the loss of 272 human lives when the tailings dam failed, releasing millions of tons of toxic waste. Vale was forced to pay $7 billion dollars in compensation to cover both the socio-economic and socio-environmental impacts.


Minetek has a proven success rate with over 3000 projects in over 60 countries, with a recent project with Barrick. We proudly played a part in the reopening of the retired North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania. Barrick Gold Corporation approached Minetek to assist with water volume reduction. We equipped their Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) pond with Minetek mechanical evaporators as part of their water management plan. The project was successful and we brought them back to environmental compliance.

There are many strategies to control water on mine sites. When deciding what solution is best for your application, ensure careful consideration. Future proof your water management plan with the right solution.

Download our comparison guide with seven water management strategies and solutions.

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It was completed with no incidents or injuries, with no delays, and ahead of schedule. The plan was for 10 shifts, and it was completed in 7 shifts.

Northern Goldfields Mining Manager

The relatively small fans allowed us to utilise our existing bulkhead, where we were severely limited by space, which allowed us to use our existing infrastructure and dramatically reduce downtime in the mine during the change out. The installation was completed safely... and allows us to scale our ventilation flow with their pressure on demand system to suit our production profile.

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MINETEK initially provided products for heavy mobile equipment noise abatement at the New Acland Mine. These installations have been very successful and prompted the contracting of MINETEK to conduct a full mobile fleet and fixed plant noise monitoring assessment at the Acland mine site.

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