SNC-Lavalin acquires Chilean thickened tailings engineering company

International MiningSNC-Lavalin has acquired VST Ingenieros, a leading Chilean consulting engineering firm specialised in mining geotechnical work with expertise and technology in the field of thickened tailings disposal. The Santiago-based company has approximately 50 employees. The 18-year old firm has world class expertise in thickened tailings disposal, which allows for higher water recovery, crucial in the mining industry and particularly critical in the northern desert of Chile, where most of the country’s copper mines are located. (more…)

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