Copper Refinery Dam safety review and dam engineering actions

Client Name
Glencore Coal Assets Australia
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Mine waste engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Hydrogeology


Glencore required specialist engineering services for a comprehensive Dam Safety Review and Dam Engineering Actions at the Copper Refinery Pty Ltd in Townsville, Queensland.


The comprehensive and holistic review and actions developed for the Copper Refinery included the following:

  • Gap analysis
  • Condition and dam safety inspections and assessments
  • Stability assessment review
  • Design basis memorandum
  • Closure planning
  • Consequence category review
  • Risk assessments
  • Hydraulic performance assessment
  • Operation maintenance and surveillance manual development
  • Surface Water Site Plan
  • Dam safety review report
  • Spillway removal design


Our team were successful in identifying and providing the framework required to manage future risk through the inspection, analyses, surveillance and review of storage facilities and dams whilst ensuring compliance with the Tailings Storage Facility and Dam Management Glencore Standard.