Holistically solving dewatering with engineered to order solutions

Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Dewatering is critical to open-pit mining operations and more resources are now being

allocated to its optimisation. If executed correctly, a carefully designed and implemented dewatering system has the potential to increase pit utilisation, reduce mine energy usage, CO₂ emissions and significantly lower OPEX over the life of the mine. 

There is a growing awareness that no two mine sites, and their associated requirements are the same. As such, the industry is moving towards customised solutions, which means a one-size-fits-all approach to dewatering is neither cost effective nor sustainable. 

The trends informing dewatering practices mirror many of those that are observable across all mining processes:   

  • a focus on sustainability;  
  • customised, holistic solutions based on each site’s unique geological and climatic conditions;  
  • and the emergence of new technologies, with a particular focus on real-time monitoring.  

Join Weir Minerals and Mining Review Africa as we unpack the topic of open-pit dewatering and cover the above areas of relevance, in addition to:   

  • Ideal dewatering optimisation mechanisms which can be achieved through submersible, centrifugal and vertical turbine pumps;  
  • How to avoid poorly matched pumps with the duty they need to perform;  
  • How best to work with a service provider that can improves the overall Total Cost of Ownership, 


Laura Cornish, Editor-in-Chief, Mining Review Africa  


Marnus Koorts, Manager: Product Manager: Pumps, Weir Minerals South Africa 

Ian Ross, Dewatering Global Product Manager, Weir Minerals  

Mining Review Africa