CGG has launched TailingsPulse, a smart mine monitoring solution for improving the management and safety of tailings storage facilities (TSFs)
The multi-method monitoring solution aims to provide mine operators with actionable intelligence throughout the lifecycle of TSFs.
Dave Priestley, vice-president, energy transition and environment, CGG, said, “TailingsPulse eliminates blind spots and helps mine operators optimise TSF management and mitigate associated risks. Its launch expands our established portfolio of minerals and mining services and builds on our successful MineScope Earth observation intelligence service.”
TailingsPulse characterises and monitors TSFs and their surrounding environments in unprecedented detail. At the heart of this offering is CGG’s expert provision, processing and analysis of Earth observation data, which delivers crucial remote, wide-area monitoring of the surface characteristics and behavior of a TSF. Detailed 3D multi-physics imaging – of drone, airborne or ground data – provides subsurface attributes related to structure, seepage and ground water contamination.
The launch of TailingsPulse is timely given the introduction of the new global industry standard on tailings management to strengthen current practices, with the ultimate goal of zero harm to people and the environment from tailings facilities. The predicted surge in demand for critical metals needed for the energy transition, and the associated increase in mining waste production, is also intensifying the focus on TSF management and safety.
This enhanced situational awareness facilitates the safe and responsible management of TSFs and ensures that the industry is better placed to achieve its sustainability goals and meet regulatory requirements.