The competitive environment that exists in the mining industry results in companies striving to develop and maintain safe, highly productive, and cost effective operations. WEIR understands the regulatory environment under which the United States and international mining industries operate and the issues with conducting mining in various regions. WEIR has conducted engineering and operations studies throughout the mining regions of the United States and internationally. Our mine planning services provide a thorough evaluation of an existing or planned mine, including determination of geology, reserves and resources, resource quality, production and productivity, labor requirements, equipment selection, scheduling, operating costs, capital expenditures, and operations and infrastructure value.
WEIR’s surface mining specialists have significant engineering and operations experience in all types of coal, industrial minerals, lignite, and metal mines, ranging from small contour mining operations to large truck/shovel and dragline mining operations. We have experience with multiple seam mining, dipping seams, adverse hydrologic and geotechnical conditions, equipment selection and productivity, and highwall mining. Services that WEIR provides to companies conducting surface mining, range from exploration through feasibility studies, including equipment specifications, contract miner selection, and quality sequencing.
WEIR provides competent engineering and operations services for all aspects of underground mining. We continue to serve numerous United States and international mining companies in identifying suitable properties, designing operational and safety elements of a mine plan, obtaining financing through our bankable feasibility studies, facility design, and providing operational improvements.
WEIR understands the significant importance of developing and maintaining a safe, productive and cost effective mining operation. Our personnel have extensive experience in engineering, operations, and management of mines and are familiar with all types of mining systems, equipment, and mine design, from single-unit continuous miner mines to state-of-the-art longwall mining operations. WEIR personnel have the capability and experience to solve production problems associated with continuous miner and longwall mining operations, as well as determining if longwall mining is the best mining method for a particular property.