Services Mine Closure Rehabilitation

Mine Closure & Rehabilitation

When it comes to mine closure and rehabilitation, developing stable landforms and establishing the means for long-term management of water are critical to the process.

In order to achieve these goals effectively and manage associated costs, you have to develop strategies to address acid rock drainage (ARD) issues and other post-closure water quality issues, topsoil management, seed harvesting and spreading, erosion control and the natural management of water quality. The key is developing an achievable end-state vision that ensures the regulatory community and stakeholders are focused on achievable goals, while also leveraging opportunities for value enhancement and rapid rehabilitation.

A Track Record of Success

From mine closure planning, financial assurance estimation and ARD rehabilitation, to final void waterbody management and landscape restoration — i.e., the complete mining-life cycle — EHS Support has it covered. Our experience includes a diverse range of mining projects including coal, coal-seam gas, iron-ore, metals and mineral sands. We also have a proven track record of providing successful strategic planning, starting with advice in early planning, progressive rehabilitation, staged mine shutdown and water quality management. We take into account not only the regulatory requirements and negotiations but also the active management of stakeholder perceptions and expectations.

Your Long-term Partner

EHS Support works with you to develop smart, cost-effective strategies for mine closure and rehabilitation that provide capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operating expense (OPEX) efficiencies and, ultimately, support mining lease relinquishment. Whether acting as the prime consultant or partnering with other specialist consultants, we deliver solutions that are aligned with the economic, environmental and social responsibilities of your business. Through effective communication and support, we work to define what matters and ensure that the path to closure is defined and followed.

An Extension of Your Team

Since 2005, EHS Support has successfully delivered a wide range of health and safety solutions in more than 100 countries. It all comes back to experience. We’ve been in your shoes and understand the overwhelming amount of information, tasks and responsibilities you juggle on a day-to-day basis, all while trying to keep costs low and stakeholders satisfied. We don’t just make recommendations and let you go at it alone. We get our hands dirty so we can better understand the perspective of the end-user — the employee.

  • Closure planning and preparation of works approvals
  • Design and implementation of management and monitoring plans
  • Development of completion criteria
  • Engineering, procurement and construction management
  • Environmental, health and safety risk assessments
  • Environmental monitoring and assessments
  • Facilitation of mine site relinquishment
  • Final detailed closure plans
  • Financial assurance and asset retirement obligation costs and management
  • Groundwater modelling and contaminant transport modelling and risk mitigation
  • Mine-water balance and simulation
  • Post-closure and rehabilitation monitoring
  • Rehabilitation options assessment and cost estimates
  • Sediment, soil, water and vegetation technical studies and reports for closure plans
  • Site-specific environmental and human health risks assessments
  • Stakeholder consultation and regulatory engagement
  • Tender documentation associated with closure management

Effective communication combined with robust science and practical knowledge — that’s what you get with EHS Support.

Our Project Experience