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  • Clean up tailing ponds

    We offer dredgers for efficient mine tailings removal – to clean up ponds or further process the tailings for leftover valuables.

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Mine tailing removal & dredging

Mine tailings consist of crushed, finely ground rock and mineral waste products from mineral processing operations in mining. These tailings can contain leftover chemicals. Therefore, they are usually deposited in tailings ponds in the form of mud-like slurry. Tailings ponds are sedimentation lagoons enclosed by dams, which are built to capture and store the tailings.

Tailings can occur in various mining operations such as coal, gold, copper, iron ore and base metal mining. As a result, storage and handling of tailings has become a major environmental issue worldwide. Dredging provides an efficient solution to clean up mine tailings ponds, especially when tailings contain leftover chemicals.

However, in some cases, tailings still contain valuable minerals. In this situation, tailings can be dredged and pumped to a plant for further processing and capturing of the valuable materials. Dredge Yard offers dredgers suitable for both applications – tailings that contain leftover chemicals and thus, must be dredged and disposed of with precision, as well as tailings that contain valuable materials for further processing.

Our dredgers

Most suitable for mine tailing removal & dredging

Auger Dredger 200 auger head

Auger ECO 200

Length over pontoons: 11.5 m
Design draught: 0.66 m
Auger head power: 25 kW
Dredging depth (45°): 6 – 8 m
Cutter Suction Dredger 250

Cutter ECO 250

Length over pontoons: 11.5 m
Design draught: 0.75 m
Cutter head power: 30 kW
Dredging depth (45°): 6 – 8 m

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Dredge Yard Netherlands
Weena 750
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Tel. +31 85 3035 866

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