Evolving transportation logistics and solutions at the Las Bambas copper mine is located in mountainous terrain near Cusco, Peru.
Antamina Multi-Product Concentrate Pipeline System
Having the skills to effectively study, design and engineer a pipeline can make a huge difference to the outcome and cost of a project
Las Bambas Copper Pipeline
Quebrada Blanca Hypogene Expansion
An article series uncovering the key considerations in a holistic approach to transportation processes.
Our lab experts have characterized thousands of slurry samples to understand the slurry characteristics crucial to pipeline projects.
Da Hong Shan SCADA System
Ambatovy Nickel Laterite Slurry Pipeline System
Minas-Rio Iron Concentrate Pipeline System
The Yield Stress of mineral pulps is an extremely important parameter and used in pumping studies. The state of aggregation and dispersion of the mineral particles in the slurries alters the values of the yield stress.
Ausenco is busy incorporating client feedback from a recent symposium in Chile, into an industry response plan to address failures of long-distance slurry pipelines.
Whilst the technical and commercial feasibility for long distance slurry pipelines is now well proven in mining and other industries, existing pipeline assets are ageing. In this new, mature phase in the slurry pipeline industry, there now exists an increased risk of failure. Ausenco’s Pipeline Users’ Symposium was developed to progress industry excellence for long distance slurry pipelines.
Having built over 80% of the world's long distance slurry pipelines, Ausenco is well placed to lead a discussion on preventative maintenance and integrity plans for these assets. Ausenco’s JP Fortin explains how in a recent interview with Mining Weekly.
Pipelines have been shown to be more economical and less impacting in the environmental sphere than the rail transport for transport of mineral pulps.
Paper presented at the IBP-organised Rio Pipelines 2015 Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Los Bronces Copper Ore Pipeline
Samarco Iron Concentrate Pipeline System
Ausenco performed a full range of pipeline engineering services on the Minas-Rio iron project for Anglo American. The pipeline is the longest iron concentrate pipeline in the world, with the largest tonnage.
Pipelines are great alternatives for transporting suitable bulk mineral products. When buried, they present low environmental and visual impacts along their routes, and operational costs are both low and predictable.
Paper presented by Alisson Vidal at the Rio Pipeline Conference 2019, Rio de Janeiro, 4 September 2019.
Tampakan Copper-Gold Project
Bauxite Concept Study
Marampa Iron Ore Project