A global miner has engaged Mipac to prepare the design concept for its environment monitoring and information recording system.
The project will incorporate a holistic approach to monitoring the local residential area as well as mine sites, concentrator and smelting facilities.
By monitoring the water supply, air quality, dust and noise levels, the miner will minimise its operation’s impact on the local environment, meet government reporting requirements and maintain its licence to operate.
Mipac has already started work on the project scope. This phase is expected to last six to eight months involving pricing estimates, development of the general operating concept (including collating requirements from site), risk assessments, operating plan concept, a scope of work for the preliminary design, cost and time estimates, and an implementation schedule.
“Mipac sees gathering, organising and aggregating data for the purpose of licence to operate as an increasing requirement of corporate social responsibility,” Mipac Business Development Manager says.
“Mipac engineers have the skills to be involved in subsequent phases of this project and the project engagement will take a couple of years to complete.
“A lot of monitoring information comes from the instrumentation in the plants themselves and from control system databases. Mipac has considerable experience in environmental monitoring and, because Mipac’s engineers are so familiar with the site and plant, we ensure quality information can be gathered and presented in an effective manner.
“Our client takes its responsibilities to the environment and local residents very seriously and is investing millions of dollars to take a proactive approach to environmental management.”