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- Program Management
Mining operations are critical to economies worldwide and the development of renewable power sources key to the energy transition.
Many critical minerals — copper, lithium, nickel, cobalt and more — are integral to such clean energy technologies as wind turbines, electric vehicles, batteries and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. According to the International Energy Agency, the average amount of mineral resources required to power new generation capacity has grown by 50% since 2010, keeping pace with the growth of renewable investments.
As you navigate the complex processes that run your mining operation, you need a partner with experience in all components of a mine site, including construction, power supply and delivery, water and wastewater, and mineral processing. We design with construction in mind, with a construction team of more than 4,500 hundred professionals, as well as a network of trusted subcontractors. We can take your project from concept through commissioning.
We also can serve as an extension of your staff to help manage and prioritize your capital projects through program management services or a project management office (PMO), and we also can work with you via other preferred contracting methods: owner’s engineer, engineering only, construction management or design-bid-build.
Preparing for the Future
Like all industrial operations, mines are looking to evolve for a decarbonized future. We can help mines establish and meet environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, including adding electrification to mine sites. Our experience across the energy, manufacturing, transportation and other industries positions us to assist in decarbonizing mine operations.
Powering Mining Operations
Reliable, consistent power supply is critical. Our team provides the full range of services to maintain your supply, whether that means developing new on-site gas-fueled generation or cogeneration, supplementing renewable generation sources, or integrating new renewable systems into your mix. As the No. 1 power engineering firm based on Engineering News-Record rankings, we can help you determine the right resources to meet your needs. We have deep experience evaluating technology options, and we provide engineering and construction services for all types of power generation, from conventional gas facilities to reciprocating engine plants to solar, wind or energy storage integrations.
We also lead the industry in providing critical power delivery and grid interconnection facilities. We can design, model and build overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines, substations, and telecommunications networks. We partner with you to complete projects quickly and efficiently, delivering safe, dependable and cost-effective power supply and delivery facilities.
Mine Water Supply & Treatment
The safe flow and integrity of water is vital for mining operations and regulatory compliance. We have deep experience planning, designing and building water facilities on all types of industrial sites, using the full range of treatment technologies available. Our staff includes engineers who specialize in applying hydrogeologic services to dewatering system design for underground mines, surface mines and foundation excavations. We can also plan and design management systems and treat mine drainage to protect the quality of surface water and groundwater.
Mineral Processing Systems & Infrastructure
Our team of integrated engineering, construction and prefabrication specialists works with trusted metallurgical partners to deliver safe and effective systems for crushing and grinding, screening, dewatering, and other mine processing requirements. We can guide you in evaluating, selecting and implementing the material handling and conveyance systems that are critical to your processes and profitability.
Environmental Studies, Permitting & Compliance
Regulations are always evolving, and having a partner who understands the nuances and can guide you through critical approval processes and compliance requirements is critical. We provide geologic and hydrogeologic services for environmental assessments and impact statements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). We also provide air permitting, geohydrologic baseline studies, and seismic and geologic risk analyses to safely achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.
Our team has experience with federal and state regulations for the mining and mineral processing industries, delivering timely and accurate permitting support. We assist with regulatory compliance under the Clean Water Act; the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES); spill protection, control and countermeasure (SPCC) rules; and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers guidelines. We conduct all investigations, remediation and engineering services in strict compliance with Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations.
Decommissioning & Demolition
Closing a mine is a challenging decision and a complex process. To avoid safety risks and costly maintenance, you need a partner to help safely and efficiently decommission, decontaminate, isolate and demolish obsolete facilities. We can manage every aspect, from permitting to bid document development to remediation and closure. We also provide turnkey services and professional oversight during demolition activities.
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Why the Mining Industry Is Primed for Program Management
Burns & McDonnell
Mining companies can gain insight and facilitate nimble and profitable operation through a centralized program management tool with data visualization.
Unearth Safe and Cost-Effective Mining Operations with an Integrated EPC Partner