Our reputation for mining services comes from collaborating with mining companies over several decades, in designing safe and sustainable mine waste and water management facilities.
Our mining services include scoping and feasibility studies, facility design, construction monitoring, operations and closure planning, with a focus on assessing and mitigating project risks at every step.
We revolutionized the engineering of modern tailings storage facilities 50 years ago and we’ve continued to push innovation every day since. Through our involvement in industry associations, sponsoring university research and helping to develop international standards for tailings dams, we are doing our part to improve the level of safety and sustainability in the mining industry.
Leaders in Tailings Management and Dam Safety
Around the world, Klohn Crippen Berger lends our expertise to the practices of dam safety and tailings management. Our technical professionals are regularly called upon to review tailings practices for the industry and participate in investigations of dam failure incidents which have included in recent years Mount Polley dam in Canada and the Fundão Tailings dam in Brazil.
Klohn Crippen Berger contributed to the development and subsequent release of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) by the Global Tailings Review. As proponents of the GISTM, we work with clients to ensure projects meet the standards.
A Global Mining Presence
Klohn Crippen Berger’s experience includes designing for geologically complex areas, in seismically active terrain, and in extreme weather conditions. From the rainy jungle of Papua New Guinea to the dry high-altitude terrain of the Peruvian Andes, our professionals apply technical skills and experience solving challenging problems.
Our global network of mining professionals extends from Canada to Australia, with key offices in Western and Eastern Canada, South America and Europe.
Our Western Canada mining operations are based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Klohn Crippen Berger has a long history in the region’s mining sector, participating in projects such as Highland Valley Copper Mine in Logan Lake, British Columbia and Jackpine Mine in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
For two decades, Klohn Crippen Berger has been serving clients in Eastern Canada through our offices in Ontario (Sudbury and Toronto) and Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Klohn Crippen Berger continues to expand into the South American mining sector. Our offices in Lima, Peru and Belo Horizonte, Brazil support a growing portfolio of projects across the region from Argentina to Ecuador.
Our office in York, UK supports mining opportunities in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Our Australasian operation services a wide variety of mining clients within Australia and across the Pacific Rim. We are based in two offices, Brisbane and Perth, and have a regional presence in Newcastle and Tasmania.
Geotechnical Investigation of the Mount Polley Dam Failure
In August 2014, the Mount Polley mine tailings dam failed in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, Canada, resulting in a catastrophic release of stored tailings and water. KCB was […]