As a full spectrum mining services provider, DMC’s engineering expertise is well-developed and covers the full range of disciplines necessary to ensure project success. Some clients are surprised by the depth of our capabilities, since we are known more for our work in mining operations. The expertise we demonstrate in operational excellence is backed by a large and highly skilled engineering team.
In the resource sector generally, and mining specifically, a great deal of emphasis is put on getting a project started on the right foot. Preparatory work for greenfield mine development can take a full decade, as a project moves from scoping studies, into pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, through engineering, and finally into execution. As the business of mining is fraught with many economic and technical risks, taking a careful and thoughtful approach is necessary.
Method counts for a lot in the world of mining; choosing the right approach from the start of a project can make a huge difference down the line. Careful and insightful engineering is how the complex issues of underground construction are solved. Capable operations are how the solutions are delivered. When DMC is contracted for underground construction, we usually follow the design-build methodology, which ensures we tackle the project effectively from end to end.
Mining upward sounds like a wild, counterintuitive, and dangerous idea. In reality, excavating from the bottom up offers a lot of advantages compared to traditional methods of developing raises. Strange as it may sound, digging up is a safe, flexible, precise, and efficient way to work—that’s why we’ve become quite skilled at it.