Escondida Water Supply Project Antofagasta, Chile BHP Billiton chose Black & Veatch as the engineer of record to lead the design, procurement, project controls, resident engineering, pre-commissioning and commissioning for the marine works and desalination components of the Escondida Water Supply project. Learn More Featured Insights Energy and Water Challenges: Helping Mining Companies Reduce Risk, Lower Costs Over the past few years, low commodity prices have forced mining companies to take a hard look at how they run their operations – particularly their use of energy and water. Read More Designing Mines with Water in Mind Climate change, a growing global population and accelerating urbanization are deepening concern over the world’s water security. Read More A Foundation for Knowing Your Cyber Vulnerabilities Advanced technologies have the potential to profoundly change the face of mining forever. Read More Changing Regulations Alter the Future of Mining Discharge in the U.S. Mines need to find innovative ways to mitigate their impact, and water reuse strategies are a great approach for active operations. Read More Delivering Sustainable Water Supply in the Atacama Desert Mining Engineering Magazine - Extracting one of the world’s most valuable natural resources hinges on the availability of the world’s most essential resource: fresh water. But try sourcing fresh water in one of the driest places on Earth. Read More 0 Integrated Infrastructure Power Generation & Delivery Sustainability Water & Environmental Related Insights Designing Mines with Water in Mind Climate change, a growing global population and accelerating urbanization are deepening concern over the world’s water security. Smart Infrastructure Can Unlock Water Efficiency in Mining A surge in technological advances over the past decade or two are designed to ensure that good water management in mining operations. The emergence of Big Data and smart infrastructure – and the improved levels of systems intelligence they supply – will help mining companies achieve growth and sustainability goals. A Foundation for Knowing Your Cyber Vulnerabilities Advanced technologies that blend hardware and software with Big Data have the potential to profoundly change the face of mining forever. These technologies show good promise to safeguard health and safety, improve collaboration, increase operational efficiency and productivity, and strengthen resilience while ensuring long-term sustainability and profitability. But as digital systems and connected devices become more prevalent, mining companies need to remain diligent in keeping cybersecurity top of mind. Microgrids Bring Sustainable Solutions for Mine Operators in Indonesia Mining operators in Indonesia, once wary about the reliability of renewable energy, are quickly recognizing that microgrid systems can mitigate grid blackouts, while reducing fuel costs, effectively accommodating environmental constraints, scalability and operational needs. Hybrid Energy Systems, Microgrids Reduce Costs for Indonesia’s Mining Industry Indonesia’s mine operators face the challenge of powering critical operations in remote locations far away from an electric power grid. Integrating renewable energy into hybrid energy systems, or microgrids, can achieve a more sustainable supply of power that reduces fuel costs and increases the resilience of power supply. Collaborate with our Mining team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.