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Geotechnical Engineering Services

SRK’s Geotechnical Engineering group works in diverse environments, from permafrost to equatorial latitudes. We have experience of varied geotechnical environments and undertake design of open pits in weathered near surface rocks to deep underground mines in high stress environments. Our group has broad experience in most mineral commodities, base and precious metals, coal, iron ore and bauxite, diamonds and industrial minerals.

With our breadth and depth of experience, we can provide expert geotechnical advice and guidance through every step of the mine development process with continued support into operations. We tailor each of our investigations, analysis and design programmes to suit the site conditions and needs of the project. We have the capability and flexibility to undertake project reviews, individual small scale studies, provide operational support and carry out detailed and complex feasibility studies for open pit and underground deposits.


UK mining geotechnical operational review and monitoring
A geotechnical study completed efficiently and cost-effectively is an integral component for any proposed mine design. The geotechnical investigation programme should enable rock mass characterisation to determine the mine design criteria for both surface and underground operations whilst providing the framework for more detailed engineering design. Services Design and management...
SRK has world class expertise in geotechnical data gathering and the evaluation of a wide range of mineral deposits. Its engineers are recognised experts in rock mass classification.
The derivation of geotechnical mine design criteria is a fundamental aspect of the development and operation of underground mining projects. The successful development and operation of an underground mine requires the design and installation underground support systems appropriate to the rock conditions and the excavation geometries. This allows ore extraction...
SRK use of a variety of geotechnical software for undertaking slope analyses, including: SLIDE and SLOPE-W, DIPS and SWEDGE
Slope stability and slope angle optimisation is critical in the design and operation of open pit mines having significant impacts on safety and on the economics of an open pit project. Services Design and management of geotechnical investigation, drilling and laboratory testing programmes. Core logging, geological and geotechnical mapping using...
Operational reviews allow for improved design, efficiency and safety for a mine. Monitoring the behaviour of excavations, dumps and dams and identifying changes in behaviour and performance is important to identify problems and opportunities and manage the risk to personnel, equipment and infrastructure. SRK is responsible for the long-term monitoring...

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