Tailings dam dredging

As Australia’s largest dredging contractor, Hall boasts a solid track record in dredging projects and has developed a reputation as the go-to dredging contractor in the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition to our extensive experience in ports and harbour dredging, we have a strong track record and proven expertise in mine tailings dam dredging and remediation.

Some of the projects we have undertaken include a six-year contract to remove 26.8 million tonnes of tailings from a tailings storage facility (TSF) using two dredges operating 24/7, 365 days a year, as well as smaller projects involving our unique amphibious dredges removing fine coal tailings from a mine process water dam.

We assist mining companies to:

  • manage a range of materials;
  • meet environmental obligations;
  • manage the capacity of tailings storage facilities; and
  • capture valuable commodities leftover in waste products.

With the capabilities to handle coal and uranium tailings and everything in between, our team members are competent working in highly acidic and highly regulated environments.

Our diverse fleet of cutter suction, amphibious and backhoe dredges is unrivalled in Australia and is backed up with a vast array of high-pressure water jets, slurry pumps and evaporation units, enabling us to select the right equipment for each project and maximise efficiency.

Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM)

The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GITSM) sets a global benchmark for the safe management of tailings facilities, with the goal of zero harm. The document establishes clear expectations around tailings facility planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, monitoring, closure and post closure activities.

Hall is committed to supporting mining companies and government agencies in adhering to these industry-best practices to decrease risk and prevent tailings storage facility failures.

Our team works closely with clients to ensure projects are delivered to the highest standard and meet shareholders’ expectations regarding environmental and social responsibility as well as corporate governance (ESG).