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“Sumps, are they the hidden cost to your operation?”

By |May 29th, 2020|News & Articles|

If you’re a miner and in particular an UG operator, you’d be familiar with sumps and the role they play. But many mines treat their sumps like a road side dunny, cursing the sight of them and neglecting to set periodic maintenance schedules for bogging (cleaning them). It’s understandable, I mean they’re not pretty to [...]

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Structural Inspections – why bother?

By |February 20th, 2020|News & Articles|

Just like going to your GP or dentist for a check up, routine structural inspections can help identify potential problems before they happen, keeping our people safe and our operations running as they should. So what are some of the key considerations when carrying out inspections? - Was the structure designed in the first place [...]

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The Resurgence of Hydromining

By |December 12th, 2019|Blog|

Hydromining or Hydraulic Mining has its history in the California Gold rush days of the mid 19th Century, where it was used to wash entire hillsides through enormous sluices. The process was simple, large volumes of high pressure water were fed through nozzles (called monitors) to create powerful jets that would cut through soft surface [...]

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CASE STUDY: Underground Vertical Dam Plug

By |November 27th, 2019|Blog|

Completed: 2018 Location: Philippines Key Points: The engineering and design of a 340m³ concrete plug for a 9 megalitre vertical dam to support 60m of head pressure Detailed construction methodology Collaboration with site geotechnical engineers Design of concrete plug steel reinforcement Design of cast in spooling Design of shotcrete formwork Procurement support Onsite construction management [...]

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CASE STUDY: Steel Chimney Stack Inspection & Analysis

By |November 17th, 2019|Blog|

Completed: 2018 Location: South Australia Key Points: Site structural inspection leads to delivering a cost-efficient maintenance plan Detailed structural engineering expertise utilised Inspection summary/recommendation report delivered 2030 design life has been calculated to be achieved The Brief IME Consultants (IMEC) were engaged to complete conceptual design engineering of a temporary aluminium platform required to access [...]

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CASE STUDY: Piston Diaphragm Pump Station Feasibility Study

By |September 25th, 2019|Blog|

Completed: 2018 Location: Underground Mine Australia Key Points: High head (528m total dynamic head), high flow (100-150 L/s) “Dirty” hyper saline ground water Large piston diaphragm pump selected Capital cost, schedule and design estimation required The Brief IMEC were engaged to complete the prefeasibility design, engineering and costing of a new primary pump station for [...]

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Let’s meet Marty Abbott

By |September 19th, 2019|Blog|

Growing up in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia’s goldfields might seem like a tough rugged environment to take your first steps, but for Marty Abbott Managing Director of IMEC, it was that setting growing up that gave him the insight into the industry he lives and breathes today. Now based back in Ireland where he lives [...]

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Food for thought

By |November 12th, 2018|News & Articles|

In the run up to christmas, it can be hectic with last minute project deliverables and deadlines to be met before the festive fun begins. Whilst it can be a time of indulgence, there are some that are less fortunate and can struggle to make ends meet. This year IMEC's Perth office are trying to [...]

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Meet Yoke IMEC’s newest team member

By |August 13th, 2018|News & Articles|

Meet Yoke Wan See, the newest member of IMEC Australia's structural engineering division. Yoke's structural design experience and knowledge of client standand's is unsurpassed having worked extensively on assets for BHP, Rio Tinto and FMG for over 10 years. Welcome to the team Yoke!

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VR Pump Station Design

By |June 29th, 2018|Blog|

IMEC's latest UG pump station design has 4 pumps, 80 metres of monorails, 71 valves, over 200 metres of steel piping and a maze of cable trays overhead. Not to mention seperate switchroom areas and transformer chambers. With such a large quantity of key parameters to consider,  immersing our designers and the client in a 1:1 [...]

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