Your challenges

Improve the economic performance and the acceptability of your mining projects

Global economic growth is steadily driving the production of ores, minerals and raw materials. Easy to reach resources are becoming depleted, paving the way for more complex and difficult mining projects to keep up with worldwide demand. Significant price fluctuations on the world markets together with increasingly stringent environmental regulations and water scarcity are putting pressure on the industry to shift towards more responsible and profitable operations.

While improvements in profitability can stem from new technologies, business models and innovation, environmental stewardship comes from optimizing water treatment and reuse as well as treatment and recovery of non-mineral wastes.

These circumstances are creating a landscape where only projects with an increased consideration for environmental and societal impact coupled with advanced methods of exploration and new business models can fuel the growth of you mining customers. 
of worldwide copper supplies come from recycling
the expected growth of the consumption of aluminium between 2006 and 2025
of the projects of the top six major groups in the mining industry are in regions exposed to water stress
Our solutions

Optimise the management of water and waste on your sites


Secure and improve the efficiency of your operations

Our chemicals, separation technology, analytic tools and advice help optimise the management of water resources, guarantee the security of supply and ensure that the quality of discharged water and waste is in compliance.
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Koniambo plant

Reduce your environmental footprint

Our portfolio of technologies is unmatched in the industry. With the broadest spectrum of technology solutions that are tried and tested, we are able to address the toughest challenges with respect to environmental regulations, resource conservation and societal impact. 
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Metals and mining industry

Increase your operational performance

Operational performance must be measured every day. We offer digital and operational solutions to exercise continuous control, minimise operating costs and provide ongoing access to our expertise and know-how.
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Employees on sites

Bring essential services to your employees on your sites

The management of water and waste on your production sites and base camps is an essential service for your employees.
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Australia Hazelwood brown coal fired power station and mine

Work with you every step of the mining cycle

We offer solutions for the mining industry at design,construction and operational phases.
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Our references

They trust us

We also work with:

  • El Teniente mine, Chile for Codelco, the world’s leading producer of copper in Chile
  • Curragh Mine, Queensland, Australia
  • Grupo Cosentino, Almeria, Spain
  • Koniambo nickel mine, New Caledonia
Our technologies

Technologies which are particularly well suited to the mining sector

Each year, SUEZ invests €74 million in more than 65 research and development programs so that our customers benefit from the most efficient solutions and high-performance technologies on the market.

Metal removal

Regulations for heavy metal effluent limits are becoming stricter. We have chemical and equipment solutions to help.


Zero liquid discharge

Manage regulatory pressures and meet water reuse goals with an effective ZLD wastewater treatment plan.



Speed up the physical-chemical treatment of water with Densadeg®


Acid rock drainage (ARD)

Reducing environmental impacts with physical, chemical and biological processes.


Dust control

Reducing emissions of dust including the use of dust control chemicals.


ABmet for Selenium Removal

Reducing total selenium with a single step process. 

Our expertise

Supporting you throughout the entire value chain

From resource management consulting to after-sales services, we bring you our expertise to carry out your projects
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