We are a well-established mining business committed to offering solutions to the mining and earthmoving industry. The industry is dynamic; therefore, our solutions are at the forefront of the industry.

Our staff endeavors to form strategic partnerships with our clients and deliver commercially viable solutions whilst adding value to the project or operation.

We have differentiated ourselves in the industry by understanding our clients' needs and providing solutions with both technical and operational personnel.

Our capabilities include:

Hydraulic Mining

We have the capacity to implement modern hydraulic mining technology. Hydraulic Mining is a well-established technique that can offer production results without environmental concerns, impact on current operations and cost effective.

We have the capacity to implement modern hydraulic mining technology to re-mine tailings dams for reprocessing.

Hydraulic mining originated out of ancient Roman techniques that used water to excavate soft underground deposits. Its modern form using pressurised water produced by a monitor came about in the 1850s during the California Gold Rush.

FDP’s monitors project a concentrated jet (for maximum energy impact) to erode the tailings in sections. The resulting slurry gravity feeds to an ‘in dam’ pontoon pump station and then to the thickener via steel and flexible HP lines. Thickener underflow is reprocessed with the thickener overflow water being returned to the monitors for re-use.

Pump station density analyser monitoring and telemetry systems allow FDP to ensure constant tonnage and density feed to the plant.

Duplication of critical componentry ensures minimal unplanned downtime with mining operations resuming on reconfiguring valve options.

 

Hydraulic Mining Advantages:

  • Safety advantage over competing methodologies
  • Environmental advantage over competing methodologies
  • Cost advantage over competing methodologies
  • Consistent production tonnage and density as per Client specification
  • Zero impact on the surrounding environment, including zero water release
  • Zero dust hazard
  • No negative interaction with current operations
  • Telemetry to monitor tonnages and densities
  • Maximum availability for mining
  • Minimal downtime as integrated duplication of critical componentry
  • Planned Maintenance to be consistent with site maintenance plans
  • No downtime due to wet weather
  • No machinery bogging issues
  • Personnel are not on the dam floor negating inrush risk

 

High pressure pump stations
Satellite Pump Stations
Hydro sluicing

Satellite ‘In Dam’ Pump Stations:

  • Easily transportable
  • Limited civil infrastructure requirement
  • Telemetry to monitor and adjust tonnages and densities
  • Consistent production tonnage and density as per Client specification
  • Integrated redundancy

Booster Pump Stations:

  • Pump stations designed with minimal civil costs
  • All pumps are designed for ease of maneuverability
  • Duplication of critical componentry

Modern Monitor Safety:

  • Remote controlled operation
  • Limited, controlled line of fire
  • Alarms during movement
  • Barrel lock out during movement
  • Battery isolator
  • Emergency stops

Other Services

Recruitment and Labor Hire

We can assist with all your recruitment needs by providing both technical and operational personnel Recruitment and Labor Hire. We are a company dedicated to supporting our Mining clients in Queensland and offering applicants clear communication and respect.

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Feasibility, Design and Project management

We have the capability to supply full feasibility, design and project management services. This encompasses all aspects of a mine, from development of the civil infrastructure, to the mining process in open cut and underground operations.

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