Tetra Tech offers services for the complete mine life cycle—taking mining projects from pick to pit to port. Tetra Tech’s mining and minerals practice has been serving the industry since the 1960s, with a strong focus on and deep roots in Canada. We have a reputation for excellent work and a long track record of successfully completed projects. Our multidisciplinary teams expedite greenfields and brownfields mining projects and have experience working with junior, intermediate, and senior miners.

We understand the many challenges inherent in the life cycle of a mine and have the resources and local footprint to carry out the most demanding projects. Our services span the entire mine life cycle, from exploration and development, to production and operations management, to closure and reclamation. Our intelligent planning and solutions ultimately result in our clients’ projects being much more likely to be built, easier to operate, and more productive.

Today’s mining projects are focused more than ever on conserving critical resources such as water and energy, managing and mitigating environmental impacts, and providing socially responsible economic development. We advise our clients on the best technologies and processes to meet these challenges, combining our global experience, local knowledge of legislation and stakeholder management, and superlative subject matter expertise.

Our experience has shown that bringing a mining project into production means a long-term commitment to our clients. Our keys to the satisfactory fulfillment of the projects entrusted to us include maintaining direct, honest, and personal relationships with our clients and providing objective, balanced counsel.

Consulting and Studies

Tetra Tech offers a global team of qualified professionals who can produce fully integrated, legally compliant documentation, adding their keen understanding of project economies and the mine life cycle.

  • Due diligence
  • Resource evaluations and resource modelling
  • Open pit and underground mine engineering planning and design
  • Compliant scoping, prefeasibility, and feasibility studies
  • Process flowsheet and plant design

Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management

Tetra Tech’s full-service team can address tough challenges in design, procurement, and construction to support all facets of mine operations:

  • Project management
  • Multidisciplinary engineering services
  • Materials management and contracts
  • Construction management
  • Plant commissioning
  • Full-service sustaining capital projects

Environmental and Socioeconomic Services

Tetra Tech’s engineers and scientists understand all the issues related to improving safety and reducing the environmental impact of mining. We can perform the required site investigations, planning, design, construction, and consulting for:

  • Baseline studies
  • Permitting services
  • Environmental impact statements and environmental assessments (EIS/EA)
  • Air, water, and soil quality monitoring
  • Tailings management
  • Water and waste management
  • Remedial engineering services
  • Mine closure and reclamation