ATC Williams has built an international reputation encompassing a lifecycle approach to the management of mine tailings, from initial development to closure and post closure performance. A holistic approach is critical to the delivery of safe, sustainable, and efficient solutions that meet the needs of our mining clients.
Understanding the characteristics and behaviour of tailings as it relates to eﬀective management through the life of the containment facility demands a range of skills that has been the focus of ATC Williams over our 40-year history.
The company is actively involved in continued research into tailings behaviour, primarily through support of post-graduate studies supervised by world-class scholars.
Specialist Tailings Management expertise includes tailings characterisation, thickening and dewatering technologies, transport, and containment systems. Tailings management draws on ATC Williams’ extensive experience and skills base which oﬀers conventional to innovative ﬁt-for-purpose solutions.
ATC Williams’ journey in tailings management and our proactive contribution to advancement in tailings management technology can be traced through past decades:
1980s The company was founded with a small specialised tailings laboratory established later.
1990s Contributors to an advanced paradigm in mine tailings disposal known as “thickened tailings disposal” with a number of tailings storage facilities designed and constructed adopting this scheme.
2000s Frontline research into eﬃcient and safer technology for tailings disposal, supporting PhD research studies, with emphasis on tailings rheology and beach slope prediction models.
2010s Addition of Tailings Dewatering and Transport service area.
Today A leading provider of the full range of tailings management and storage technologies to the mining industry in Australia and internationally.
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— PARTNERSHIP FOCUSED
Our tailings management practice is solutions focused. We deliver systems that align directly to our client’s needs including cost, eﬃciency, operational expediency, safety, and environmental performance.
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Since 1981, our expert team has undertaken over 500 tailings/mining-related projects across the world.