The Groundwork

ATC Mongolia opens an office in Ulaanbaatar

As an ongoing commitment to our mine waste management operations in Mongolia, we proudly announce we will have a permanent office in the capital, Ulaanbaatar.


Mark Dillon, Managing Director of ATC Mongolia and Senior Principal, says, “It is an honour to announce our ongoing investment in Mongolia as the local operators seek to embrace Western technologies. Our vision in expanding our services is to provide our world-respected mine waste management in-country and be the consultant of choice in tailings, water and waste expertise.”


L-R: Early Morning in Erdenet, local wildlife in Erdenet


– Mark Dillon onsite at Oyu Tolgoi



Building in-country capability


Since 2017, ATCW has fostered relationships with key stakeholders such as the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST), the Mongolian-Australian Chamber of Commerce (Auscham Mongolia) and the Austrade Excelerate program. ATCW CEO Darren Watt and International Operations Manager Arash Roshdieh bring their expertise and oversight as co-directors.


L-R: Mark Dillon, Darren Watt & Chris Taylor,  Mark presenting to the ATC Mongolia team


“Mongolia has a wealth of natural resources and the motivation to implement world best-practise capabilities in-country. We are planning to build a core team of five geotechnical, hydro-geological and environmental engineers who will work hand-in-hand with our technical expertise in Australia,” says Mark, who will continue to travel back and forth frequently.



Current projects in Mongolia


ATCW is engaged in three ongoing projects:

  • The Tsagaan Suvarga copper mine in the South Gobi Desert, working MAK (Mongolyn Alt LLC) as an independent reviewer
  • Tailings management at the Oyu Tolgoi mine located in the South Gobi Desert, one of the world’s largest known copper and gold deposits
  • A tailings dam project in Erdenet, Mongolia’s second largest city in northern Mongolia, with a rich deposit of copper and molybdenum ore



“We have several projects in the pipeline. Twelve months from now, we plan to be underway with these and looking to increase capacity. When I started working in Mongolia seven years ago, I did not expect our involvement to expand as quickly as it has. It is a great honour to lead ATC Mongolia in this next phase of strategic growth.” says Mark.





– Connect with Mark on Linkedin





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