Although the Netherlands may have closed its last mine in 1973, a lot of Dutch companies are still very active in the mining sector, operating on the cross roads of Mining & Water. Often using integrated resources to work towards a more sustainable approach to mining. For your convenience, we have listed the key players in alphabetical order in this field, below:
Fugro is a global integrator of geotechnical, survey, subsea and geosciences services. Their services are specifically designed to support your engineering design and large structure building projects. They create value by acquiring and interpreting earth and engineering data to assist clients with the design, construction, installation, repair and maintenance of your infrastructure.
(NB. Did you know that Fugro is one of three companies that will be facilitating a Special Information Session during Mining Indaba 2016 in Cape Town? For more information, please see our calendar.)
IHC Mining focuses on integrated mining solutions for the onshore, nearshore and deep-sea mining market segments. The company designs, builds and supplies advanced mining vessels and equipment, ranging from mining dredgers and crawlers, slurry transport systems and mineral separation plants, to plant automation and control.
(NB. Did you know that IHC Merwede is one of three companies that will be facilitating a Special Information Session during Mining Indaba 2016 in Cape Town? For more information, please see our calendar.)
Paques offers proven biobased technologies for recovery of valuable metals, toxic metal immobilisation, water reuse, zero discharge and water discharge for process-, ground- or wastewater. These technologies are deployable in different stages of the metal and mining value chain, from mining and ore processing to pyro- or hydrometallurgical metal production and recycling.
X-Flow ultrafiltration (UF) membranes are the preferred technology for pretreatment to seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO). X-Flow Seaguard and Seaflex membranes provide superior reverse osmosis (RO) feed water, resulting in fewer RO cleans, extended RO membrane life and lower total cost of ownership.
Mondo Minerals has over 40 years of experience in upgrading some of the most difficult natural talc ores into performance talcum products that satisfy the most demanding customers. For almost any processing step – from sorting, blending, flotation, magnetic separation, dry or wet grinding, jet milling, sieving, air classification, slurrification, compaction and drying to pneumatic transport – they have tailored our equipment to give the optimum performance with the diverse range of raw material that we use. When it comes to talc processing, Mondo Minerals is second to none.
In Kalimantan Witteveen+Bos supports one of its clients in developing a transport system for their coal mine activities.
The Consulate General in Cape Town together with NWP are preparing and coordinating the Dutch participation including defining the niche (or PMCs) for Dutch water & mining expertise in the Mining Industry in South Africa, Holland Branding on the capabilities of Dutch water and environmental sectors for the mining industry and support the direct contacts between potential business partners and Dutch businesses for future cooperation.
Eijkelkamp SonicSampDrill is a manufacturer of Sonic drilling and sampling equipment used in fields like Geotechnical Drilling, Mining and Environmental Drilling.
Royal HaskoningDHV consultants, engineers and project managers assist the mining community to continuously improve through innovative thinking and sustainable strategies. Their mine engineers identify new methods to extract raw materials with less impact on the environment while reducing pollution.
(NB. Did you know that Royal HaskoningDHV is one of three companies that will be facilitating a Special Information Session during Mining Indaba 2016 in Cape Town? For more information, please see our calendar.)
TenCate Geotube® industrial fabrics deliver solutions for mining and mineral processing. From their complete product line for the dewatering market, they offer materials that are ideal for handling dewatering and containment in one operation. Mine tailings, coal sludge, and other materials can be managed and handled cost-effectively with TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology.
Nijhuis Industries offers solutions for the removal of hydrocarbons and other contaminations from water. they also provide solutions for treating wastewater prior to reuse in the production process or discharge, providing the added benefit of reducing wastewater disposal costs and environmental compliance.
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