The mining life cycle as your business
The mining sector faces the challenge of satisfying demand for raw materials and energy whilst keeping the impacts of its operations in check. In combination with decreasing head grades and reduced accessibility to deposits, rising demand results in ever larger volumes of mining waste produced. At the same time, society’s call for accountability in mining grows stronger, making it harder to obtain and hold a ‘social licence to operate’. After mining operations, legacy sites too often add yet another challenge, with large and lasting environmental and social impacts and generally too little funds for sufficient rehabilitation.
These challenges not only inflict additional costs (e.g. for transport); they require new approaches in mine planning, handling mining wastes and rehabilitation concepts in a socially and environmentally responsible manner - without putting too much pressure on the operation. MAREC (Mining Area Rehabilitation and Environmental Control) addresses these challenges, by looking for a win-win situation where residual value can be recovered while environmental impacts are mitigated.
The MAREC Approach
Rooted in fundamental knowledge on mining and the environment, the MAREC approach starts by acknowledging that every problem is unique. Our system analysis identifies key issues, which are isolated and targeted using fast innovative procedures. Solving technological, environmental and social bottlenecks, the MAREC approach will turn your business case beneficial for all parties involved.