SUEZ and Diemme Filtration – Filtration & Thickening Systems, part of Aqseptence Group, have partnered to develop a “unique integrated approach for tailings management,” promoting sustainable solutions for the mining industry. This strategic partnership will combine SUEZ’s capabilities in water, process, and waste management and its international experience in DBO/BOT large infrastructure projects, together with the know-how and recognised dewatering technologies of Diemme Filtration in solid-liquid separation applications. These include its world class High Rate thickener and filter press offering, right up to its latest 10,000 t/d GHT5000F filter press design, which has a nominal plate size of 5,000 x 5,000 mm.
The statement said: “Thanks to this alliance on large-scale new or existing tailings facilities the mining sector will benefit from a differentiating solution with a positive impact on the environment and on the health & safety of local communities.” The objective is to provide an attractive and sustainable mine tailings storage solution offering significan environmental, safety and social benefits. The strategic partnership offers “a unique combinaton of water and slurry waste efficiency management as well as tailor made business models such as Design, Build & Operate and Build, Operate & Transfer to solve one of the most challenging issues for the mining sector.” It sets out to minimise risks of waste and dam failure, reinforce safety and social acceptability, maximise reuse and recovery of water and reduce environmental impact.”
Julien Rojo, SUEZ Senior VP Industrial Key Accounts states: “Thanks to this strategic partnership on large scale tailings management the mining sector will benefit from a differentiating solution for the market with a positive impact on the environment and on the health and safety of local communities.” Rosario Tagliavini, CEO of Diemme Filtration adds: “The entire mining industry will benefit from this partnership which paves the way for highly innovative tailings management models allowing them to focus on their core business.”