Veolia Expands Tailings Pond Management Solutions With Addition Of Genesis Dewatering System
Exclusive Global Distributorship Provides Mining Companies with Turnkey Solution
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recently announced that it has partnered with Genesis Water, the pioneer of the Genesis Rapid Dewatering System (RDS). As the exclusive Genesis partner in the global mining market, Veolia will deploy the Genesis RDS to help mining companies improve tailings management, recycle water and reduce reliance on tailings ponds, providing a sustainable solution while meeting regulatory requirements.
“The unique technology of the Genesis RDS complements Veolia’s current portfolio of mining water solutions and provides their clients with a turnkey answer for tailings management,” said Rob Krause, CEO of Genesis Water. “Our equipment provides mining operations with a tremendous capability to recover and recycle water, helping to clear out tailings ponds and increase their capacity, and ultimately, reducing reliance on ponds altogether.”
Mining operations have historically relied upon tailings ponds for dewatering of fine fluid tailings, which can create environmental and operational capacity issues. The inefficiencies of tailings ponds require mine operators to secure more land and necessary regulatory approvals to construct new ponds. Hydraulic loading in ponds and the need for eventual restoration puts stress on the environment.
“The Genesis RDS will introduce a new, sustainable approach that will lower the cost of tailings management for our clients,” said Chris Howell, Global Market Director Mining and Primary Metals for Veolia. “Tailings management and water recovery are critical components of any mining operation, and the ability to reduce reliance on tailings ponds opens up new possibilities for mining operations worldwide.”
The patented technology of the Genesis RDS achieves a 1:1 ratio of dredging (inflow) to dewatering of sub-micron particulates at high throughputs. The system can be operated continuously with minimal energy and maintenance requirements, and offers the benefit of immediate clear water recovery and the production of stackable, transportable solids, which can be more efficiently handled or further processed for asset recovery such as gravel, sand, and soil. This technology helps resolve many mining industry problems in a sustainable manner that meets the highest environmental standards.
Veolia will introduce the Genesis RDS technology to the global mining industry through Veolia’s extensive network of mining clientele. Through the agreement, Veolia will distribute and operate the Genesis equipment at mining operations worldwide.
About Genesis Water
Genesis Water is an innovative water technology company specializing in the rapid separation of water and solids, known as dewatering. Genesis equipment is available to partners and end users worldwide in industries such as dredging, mining, and oil & gas. For more information, visit www.genesiswater.com.
About Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is the Veolia Water subsidiary specialized in technological solutions and design and build projects for water and wastewater treatment, serving industrial and municipal clients. Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of $3.1B in 2012. For more information, visit www.veoliawaterst.com Or www.veoliawaterstna.com.
About Veolia Water
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world’s major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 89,094 employees, Veolia Water provides water service to 100 million people and wastewater service to 71 million. Its 2012 revenue amounted to $15.9B. For more information, visit www.veoliawater.com Or www.veoliawaterna.com.