Mine Closure 2022 Major Sponsor

SRK Consulting

Avoid environmental and social liabilities through early mine closure planning tailored to your specific requirements.

SRK has recognised the importance of closure planning in the mining industry since the early 1990s with the advent of strong, local legislation for mine reclamation. Our combination of international experience across all mining issues and 30 years in mine closure makes us the partner of choice for your mine closure planning.

Preparing early is essential to avoid future environmental and social liabilities. Current best practices and legal obligations dictate mines should be ‘designed for closure.’ Closure plans with financial securities (such as bond postings) are often required as permit conditions.

Implementing closure plans involves engineering studies, drafting construction drawings and construction QA/QC, contract management, completion of design-build packages, and testing and monitoring (including post-closure).

The importance of mine closure has led to a high awareness of closure requirements among our technical specialists. As a result, reclamation and closure planning is routinely incorporated into the wide-ranging assessment, permitting, cost estimation, compliance, planning, and design work carried out by those specialists.


  • Closure planning and concept development, assessment, and management, as well as application across feasibility studies, operating plans, and due diligence assessments
  • Environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs), health-and-safety studies, and economic studies that include mitigation planning and stakeholder engagement with communities and governments
  • Waste characterisation and geochemical assessment
  • Seismic assessments
  • Earthwork design and stability assessments such as landform engineering for waste dump and tailings storage facilities
  • Soil cover and reclamation design and sediment and erosion control
  • Hydrologic assessments, including water quality and acid rock drainage, and water treatment system design
  • Revegetation management
  • Asset retirement obligation (ARO) planning to ensure accurate closure cost estimation and compliance with external audits

About SRK Consulting. SRK is an independent, international practice providing focused advice and solutions to the earth and water resource industries. With over 1,600 professionals across 45 offices globally, we offer a broad range of mining project services from exploration to closure.

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