Mining & Mine tailings

Boskalis Environmental is becoming ever more intensively involved in processing mine tailings with the aim of recovering useful raw materials.

Specialized separation and dewatering techniques with which we have decades of experience are highly suitable for this. These techniques can turn environmentally harmful substances into useful products. Through a safe process, the environmental burden of tailings, such as residual products from bauxite mining or oil sands tailings, can be removed or reduced. Our separation techniques are also able to analyze phosphate nodules from sediments dredged up at sea from a depth of 400 meters (1300 feet ) by our sister company Boskalis Offshore