Smart Solutions for the Mining Industry

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Through our expertise in water, focus on stakeholder value, and commitment to safety, quality, and sustainability, MWH provides comprehensive engineering, environmental, social and business solutions.

MWH is a world leading water focused consultancy to the mining industry. MWH employs nearly 7,000 people in offices around the world and provides comprehensive consulting, engineering, construction, construction quality assurance and program management services related to water, environmental, natural resources and infrastructure projects. As specialists in water and natural resources, MWH employees use innovative ideas and technology to solve complex infrastructure and environmental challenges. MWH is Building a Better World.

Mining Industry
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We integrate risk assessment and risk management systems into all phases of our project work. MWH takes a "Zero Harm" and "Safe by Design" approach to our projects.

  • Mine Planning and Permitting
  • Operational Services and Support
  • Reclamation and Closure
  • Social Services and Stakeholder Consultation
  • Ecological Services and Natural Resource Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Tailing and Mine Waste Management
  • Mine Water Management
  • Water Treatment
  • Hydrogeology and Geochemistry

As a recognized leader in environmental impact studies, permitting, compliance,and management services, MWH offers a thorough and up-to-date understanding of regulations and mining practices. We support our clients from conceptual or scoping studies through feasibility and detailed engineering.

If you need to optimize the use of water and energy, plan for assets, and limit liabilities through long term planning, talk to us. We provide prompt and streamlined responses in support of our clients’ operational decision making and evaluations.

MWH provides closure planning at the start of the mine life-cycle and we design sustainable solutions throughout the project. Our clients benefit from our more than 30 years of expertise in the reclamation and closure of mine sites and mineral processing facilities.

MWH has local staff who understand the socioeconomic and cultural issues that surround mining projects. We work closely with the mine to engage with stakeholders and incorporate community needs into technical solutions.

MWH designs large tailings dams, leach pads, waste piles, water storage impoundments, roads, bridges, and mine buildings that stand up over many years. MWH is globally recognized for our ability to plan, permit, design, and construct world class geotechnical and civil projects in the world's most complex settings.

MWH performs baseline studies, ecological monitoring and management, revegetation design, wetlands delineation and management, and ecological risk assessments, Our work products are innovative, cost-effective, and sustainable.

MWH provides industry leading expertise in tailing and mine waste management. Clients benefit from the breadth of projects we have completed at high altitudes, in remote locations, arctic conditions, arid deserts, and rain forests. We help clients minimize waste volumes. We design and construct tailings and mine waste facilities that have proven to be physically stable and environmentally sound over the long term.

Service 4
Water Treatment

MWH provides solutions in a wide-range of treatment technologies, including adaptive systems which address changing treatment requirements throughout the mine life-cycle, and systems which reuse and recycle. We have engineered active, passive, conventional, advanced, and biological solutions that improve efficiency while protecting the environment and minimizing risks.

Our expertise includes evaluating groundwater resources, performing modeling with finite-element, finite-difference, and analytical codes for groundwater flow, and geochemical and contaminant fate and transport applications.

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Smart Solutions for the Mining Industry
1560 Broadway, Suite 1800,
Denver, Colorado 80202, United States
Phone: : +1 303 291 2222
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