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.
KCB’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 and the arid desert of Western Australia, KCB’s professionals apply technical skills and experience to solving challenging problems.
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.
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 […]