Mining and Minerals
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SLR Consulting is a leading consultancy within the mining and minerals sector and advises companies and funding agencies throughout the world. We have extensive experience within the aggregates, cement, building products, industrial minerals, coal, and metaliferous mining sectors.
We provide a full range of environmental services throughout the project life cycle from initial site assessment and exploration, identification and acquisition through detailed design, engineering, environmental impact assessment, planning, permitting and compliance, to final restoration and afteruse, including alternative afteruse development and enhanced residual development value.
SLR's expertise is founded on a wide range of earth science skills where SLR geologists, hydrogeologists and geotechnical engineers can define the operational constraints associated with extraction and waste disposal operations. We can also provide a wide range of inter-relating environmental and professional services that combine to offer the mining and minerals sector an almost unique package of services from a single provider. SLR offers ongoing management, planning and permitting support throughout the life of a site including decommissioning and restoration.
Careful planning of mine development maximises reserves and reduces extraction and restoration costs. SLR’s geologists use advanced computer techniques, backed by many years of practical experience, to produce practical working schemes for mines and quarries. Our geotechnical engineers have also world wide experience in the minerals and mining sector having advised both mine operators, funding companies and agencies.
Ongoing technical support covers a wide and diverse range of areas from design of large tailings dams and excavated slopes to ecological surveys and post closure landscaping for nature conservation or recreational after use of sites.
We recognise the importance of maximising site value and minimising post-closure liabilities. SLR has been responsible for successful promotion of residential, commercial and industrial property development as well as recreation schemes on old mineral sites.
Of growing importance is the management of energy and emissions to comply with climate change agreements and other emissions trading requirements. SLR has advised mining sector clients on the development of renewable energy resources as this sector is a relatively intense energy user.
In addition to its technical expertise, SLR also advises minerals and mining clients relating to negotiation advice and support for all manner of commercial agreements and transactions. Such advice includes mineral and property valuations, insurance issues and cost estimates for decommissioning in accordance with relevant accounting standards. SLR has also provided technical, environmental and economic advice on mining and mineral related due diligence projects.