REE engineer awarded a site safety award at Rio Tinto site

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Christoph Armstrong, geotechnical engineer supervising work on site has been awarded a Stop and Seek help award by the client’s General Manager. During the toolbox that was attended by the GM, Christoph talked about his activities on site and how he identified new critical risks for routine work. The GM was so impressed with Christoph’s…

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REE develops innovative and practical Trigger Action Response Plans (TARPs) for tailings dams’ operations at Rio Tinto sites

By Red Earth Engineering In News, Tailings and Water Dams No comments

The importance of tailings dams’ (or Tailings Storage Facilities – TSFs) governance, particularly following recent incidents in Brazil and Australia has once again shone the spotlight on the safety of mining operations, and specifically their dams (ref. https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/dam-or-be-damned-mining-safety-under-scrutiny ). Implementation of Trigger Action Response Plans (TARPs) are an invaluable tool.  TARPs are a monitoring and response procedure…

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REE – grouting for success as part of a new tailings dam

By Red Earth Engineering In Geotechnical Engineering, News, Tailings and Water Dams No comments

Recently Red Earth Engineering (REE) has been involved with detailed geotechnical investigations and grouting trials for a proposed 1.6km long by 18 m deep grout curtain which is to be constructed below a new tailings impoundment dam. REE was responsible for designing and executing a series of grouting trials. The purpose of the trials has…

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REE Director Presents to Rio Tinto’s Global Tailings Community

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Wade Ludlow (REE Director) recently presented a technical webinar to the Rio Tinto Global Tailings Community (over 300 tailings professionals world wide). Wade’s presentation was a summary and discussion of key tailings storage facility (TSF) design and management updates from the 2017 Tailings and Mine Conference in Banff, Canada. The topics discussed included recent TSF…

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Reducing Uncertainty – REE is setting the standard for geotechnical investigations for tailings dams

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REE is supervising concurrent Geotechnical Investigations (GI) at two sites, one in the Northern Territory and one in Queensland. The GI’s are addressing the challenging soil conditions at the sites by employing a range of in-situ testing and sampling techniques undertaken by specialist subcontractors. REE’s role has included oversight of the GIs and technical expertise…

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Symon Jackson becomes Fellow of Engineers Australia

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This is a month of celebrations at REE! We are proud to announce that our Managing Director Symon Jackson has been accepted as a Fellow of Engineers Australia. As an accomplished engineer and a great leader Symon inspires and encourages others, and we are happy to see him honoured by his peers. Please join us in…

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REE is celebrating it’s 9th birthday

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This month marks REE’s 9th birthday and prompts some reflection as we head towards our 10 year milestone. REE was born out of a concept of applying the deep knowledge of a Client’s owners team/operators to the consulting environment. This concept quickly gained momentum and demonstrated value and responsiveness that challenged conventional consulting models. REE…

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REE awarded technical review, certification and project engineer services for two new geosythetic storage systems in South Australia

By Red Earth Engineering In Geosynthetic Engineering, News No comments

REE have been engaged to undertake the technical review of design for geosynthetic storage system in an extreme weather environment to contain highly aggressive solutes with subsequent project engineering and construction certification services. REE were recognised by the client as being industry leaders in providing complete construction services for Design & Construct packages.

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