TSF and Waste Dump Design

The purpose of a TSF conceptual design, is generally to provide a cost estimate for comparison or budgeting purposes (Feasibility Studies), and to gain approval from the relevant authorities if a change in tailings disposal methods is required, or if it forms part of a Mining Proposal for a proposed mine site.

Completion of a conceptual design suitable for costing and approval processes, requires the following:

  • High level design in 3D space to allow for calculations of required earthworks volumes and available tailings storage volumes.
  • Conceptual design drawings.
  • Dambreak assessment.
  • Stability and seepage analysis.
  • Liquefaction assessment.
  • Recommendations for operations and closure.
  • Conceptual design of storm water diversions.
  • Conceptual design of underdrainage collection systems.

The CMW team regularly complete conceptual TSF designs and work together with the client to provide the information appropriate to that particular project.

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