Mine Closure Design, Planning & Cost Estimation

From initial project planning through to design, construction, operation and closure, SRK can assist clients in developing and implementing strategies for mine closure. SRK has developed an integrated approach to analyse, evaluate and compile closure plans from conceptual through to detail plans depending on project requirements.

Services

  • Closure planning for Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA’s), feasibility studies and operational requirements
  • Determination of asset retirement obligations
  • Site investigation studies in support of closure planning
  • Environmental and social impact studies, including environmental, economic and social mitigation planning
  • Detailed engineering of closure concepts
  • Engagement strategies for interested and affected parties
  • Closure cost estimates
  • Review and audit of closure plans and costs
  • Post closure monitoring

Approach

  • SRK employs a multi-disciplinary approach to mine closure, drawing on our experience of international mining, augmented by the review, planning and implementation of large scale closure plans
  • By considering bio-physical and social impacts, engineering requirements and the regulatory framework for a project, SRK evaluates associated risks, costs and benefits of identified closure options
  • Recognising the complexities associated with closure, SRK considers it fundamental to work with our clients to develop appropriate strategies at all stages of a project’s life.

Experience

  • SRK has over 20 years experience in mine rehabilitation, decommissioning and closure
  • SRK’s specialists have conducted numerous programmes and designs for closure including the development of policies, guidelines, closure criteria and management plans
  • SRK is able to integrate the various closure aspects relating to environmental, community, engineering, health & safety and financial considerations into comprehensive closure plans applicable to all mining operations and associated infrastructure
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