Wardell Armstrong to lead Minex masterclass on environmental management
Article added 14th November 2011
Wardell Armstrong International will be acting as Gold Sponsors of Minex 2011, the international mining and exploration business forum being held in Moscow from 4 to 6 October.
The company will also be presenting a masterclass on environmental management, and in addition providing two expert speakers to talk on the optimisation of mine design, and on secure mine closure and provisioning.
Wardell Armstrong’s leading role in this important annual event builds on their fifteen year business track record in Russia and Central Asia, and the opening of their new offices in Moscow earlier this year.
The masterclass on environmental management will be led by Nick Coppin and the theme is to examine the real costs of having an effective environmental and community management system in place, and the potential savings in reducing risk and liabilities. It will examine how the capital and operational costs involved should be optimised and how this can be incorporated into the financial model for a mining project..
Daniil Lunev, a senior mining engineer with Wardell Armstrong with expertise in open pit optimisation and design, reserve estimation, scheduling and planning, will give a talk on the main issues involved in optimising mine design, with particular emphasis on the use of innovative approaches and software tools. As a Russian national he is heavily involved in projects located in the Former Soviet Union, particularly Russia and Kazakhstan, and in providing services to hard rock metal mines.
James McNally, an associate director with Wardell Armstrong with 23 years experience in environmental risk management and corporate liability, will give a talk on the “minefield” of secure closure and provisioning - covering current drivers, developments, approaches and solutions to enable a secure and sustainable process. James has managed multidisciplinary mining projects in every part of the world, for clients including large corporates, mid tiers, governments and agencies.
Dr Phil Newall, director for mining and minerals at Wardell Armstrong, will act as moderator for a technical session on ‘Taking Projects Further’, looling at practical aspects of data collection, analysis, modeling and management.
Jan Lewis, regional director in charge of Wardell Armstrong‘s London office, will also be attending and presenting as President of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Jan will be speaking on the link between universities, professional institutions and competent persons.
Wardell Armstrong will be exhibiting their full range of international capabilities in the mining sector at the exhibition accompanying the conference.