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Exclusive global distributorship will provide mining companies with a turnkey solution
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has partnered with Genesis Water. As the exclusive Genesis partner in the global mining market, Veolia will deploy the Genesis Rapid Dewatering System (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.
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 of 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.”
Veolia will introduce the Genesis RDS technology to the global mining industry through Veolia’s network of mining clientele. Through the agreement, Veolia will distribute and operate the Genesis equipment at mining operations worldwide.