MBR Iron Ore Tailings Design

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Iron ore tailings design

Ausenco was selected by Minerações Brasileiras Reunidas (MBR), a subsidiary of VALE, to perform a conceptual study, basic engineering, detailed engineering supervision and support services for an iron ore tailings project in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The project included a 14-inch diameter, 4.9 kilometre (km) conventional tailings pipeline from Vargem Grande Mine to the Maravilhas II dam.

The system also included one pump station with three centrifugal pumps in series.

A second phase included expanding the pipeline to 7 km and adding three additional centrifugal pumps.

Project details

Offerings
Tailings , Tailings and mine waste management
Commodity
Iron ore
Location
Brazil
Client
Minerações Brasileiras Reunidas S.A. (MBR), subsidiary of VALE
Timeframe
2007 - 2009
Solution phase
Evaluate, Innovate, Create
Service
Engineering