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Climate risk design criteria evaluation for mine site expansion

Ausenco collaborated with a large mine operation to assess, identify and define potential climate risks at their current site. We also developed design criteria for future projects with a focus on adaptation and reduction of exposure and vulnerability to climate change scenarios. The climate risk analysis identifies the probability of occurrence of future hazards and their potential impacts on operations, communities and the environment.

A key part of the project was identifying the value components to be evaluated; these included current facilities and infrastructure (concentrator, tailings dam, pipeline, port facilities, etc.), the workforce of the mine site, local communities and the local ecosystem. At the same time, the analysis included the future expansion and infrastructures that the client is considering for implementation. Applying the team’s understanding of future climate scenarios and incorporating adaptation strategies, we collaborated with our client to enhance the ecosystem, biodiversity and socioeconomic development to support a more sustainable future.