INTERNATIONAL consulting company Knight Piésold is an environmental and engineering service provider supplying to the mining, power, water, transportation and construction sectors.
With a team of more than 900 experienced professionals in offices around the globe, Knight Piésold delivers high quality, specialised services and innovative solutions that respect social, environmental and economic responsibilities.
Within the mining industry, Knight Piésold’s expertise has been used on hundreds of projects worldwide, including both open cut and underground projects.
The company specialises in tailings and waste management, with a particular focus on waste characterisation, tailings disposal, heap leach pads and environmental services.
The safe and effective disposal of mining waste presents both technical and environmental challenges. Knight Piésold recognises the uniqueness of each mining operation, tailoring the design of every tailing and waste rock storage facility to provide economical solutions appropriate to the site conditions.
Slurry handling is similarly a significant component of most mining projects. A complete understanding of ore deposit geology, mineralogy, geochemistry and hydrochemistry is important to ensure mining operations are developed in an environmentally responsible manner. Knight Piésold’s expertise in waste characterisation, field and laboratory testing, numerical modelling and the practical application of preventative strategies has been applied to numerous successful mining projects at various stages; from initial development and operation to closure.