Goonyella Riverside Mine Long Term Tailings Disposal Study

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance

Goonyella Riverside Mine, Moranbah

Scope of Services
Engeny successfully delivered the Identification Phase Study for long term tailings disposal options at Goonyella Riverside Mine through the BMA independent peer review process. We identified and developed long term tailings management alternatives to a +/- 35% cost estimate level to enable evaluation of the alternatives and selection of a preferred alternative to advance to the Selection and Definition Phase.

Engeny developed the following tailings disposal options:

  • raise existing TSF’s / New TSF
  • in-pit disposal
  • belt press filters
  • paste thickeners
  • co-disposal.

Services provided included:

  • concept engineering design of tailings disposal options
  • capital, operating and sustaining capital cost estimation
  • construction scheduling
  • study management
  • forward work planning for Selection Phase.