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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
IMEC are delighted to have Martyn Ward join the IMEC office in Perth. With 30+ years of design experience working on global mining projects with the likes of Ausenco, Clough & MSP, Martyn brings great depth to IMEC's design office.
Liam Jones joins IMEC's Australian office in Perth. His design experience covers many disciplines with notable achievements in Water & Waste Water Infrastructure at GHD to more recently working with Lycopodium on a Central American mining project. Great to have you on board Liam!