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Tailings Management

Tailings dams and dam safety

ÅF assists with expertise in all phases of tailings management.

ÅF offers engineering and consulting services when investigating, designing and optimizing operations of tailings dams. Examples of large client projects in the field of tailings dams are LKAB in Kiruna and Malmberget and Boliden in Garpenberg and Aitik.

Examples of expertise areas

  • Background studies such as social, environmental and hydrogeology
  • Cost estimates
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Water management such as hydrological modelling and water balance
  • Design of tailings dams, hydraulic structures, mechanical structures, roads and trenches
  • Preparation of tender documents, technical specification and constructions drawings
  • Pumping and piping design
  • Construction management and site supervision
  • Instrumentation and monitoring of dams
  • Inspections and compliance reviews
  • Operation, maintenance and surveillance manuals
  • Facility inspections
  • Technical reviews and second opinions


Do you want to know more about our offering within tailings management? Contact any of us here below.


Anna Grönlund

Anna Grönlund

Hydro Power