Mining the earth’s resources doesn’t need to leave permanent footprints.
Phibion thinks globally and acts locally to deliver a tailings management solution that can manage the issues of today while creating land use opportunities for future generations.
Phibion was formed with the belief that it would be possible to deliver a better tailings solution that improved safety and reduced environmental impact while creating sustaining value for local communities.
Early research in insitu dewatering processes identified that more could be gained by harnessing the properties of tailings than working against them as is common in conventional tailings technology. This in turn led to the development of Accelerated Mechanical Consolidation (AMC), a systematic and low energy tailings management approach that can reduce tailings volumes and deliver enhanced water recovery with the associated benefits of increased tailings density and strength.
By working with the existing tailings properties means we don't require additional capital expenditure to change or modify the tailings stream. We use your existing processes, tailings delivery systems and your existing deposition process to develop a sustaining AMC operation that is both predictable and cost-effective.
In addition, when an operation finally closes the tailings dam can be safely and readily accessed, using conventional equipment, allowing immediate closure and development of further land-uses.
The Phibion business model will provide MudMasters tailored to your particular tailings, experienced supervision and the employ and train locally to improve community engagement and support. This capacity building approach is enhanced by the outsourcing of essential MudMaster® maintenance to local groups.
The mix of local engagement plus constant performance monitoring via the cloud to any point on the earth provides operational excellence and a local footprint.
We bring a calm clarity and focuses on what matters.
We foster a creative independence that values autonomy and clever problem solving when it really matters.
We take the time to stop and listen, to provide critical understanding based on our global experience.
Safety is our highest priority in everything we do.
We’re committed to investing in long-term and resilient partnerships that stand the test of time.
We know where to look for and how to find and deliver sustainable value.
Why we do what we do
To manage for today but create value for future generations.
Because industries across the earth don’t need to leave permanent footprints.
Our commitment to you
Invest in respectful and reciprocal relationships.
Prioritise safety, quality and creativity, be proactive about solving problems and always follow through.
Human beings love complexity, but complexity breeds cost, delay, inefficiency and lost opportunity. Simplicity requires real talent.
For our clients, simplicity delivers value. In everything we do we should simplify and standardise to accepted principles and structures.
We should measure our output by the success of the result not the mass of the paperwork or the time to complete the task.
Turning scrolls purposefully is what delivers real value for our clients. But we can do more, see more and contribute to more than that.
A business that captures every opportunity to deliver client value and generate income becomes a successful, growing business.
A growing business shares this success and has more opportunities.
We exist through the grace of the communities that support us wherever we operate.
This is mostly implied, but it still requires our respect and recognition.
We support our communities both in person and with financial assistance in our own way to show we care and that our communities matter.
Innovation is our secret weapon in everything we do. Being clever avoids risk, avoids waste, avoids complexity and is a tremendous story to tell.
Innovation means we never stand still, never rest on our accomplishments. Innovation makes us a restless organisation straining at the limits of what is possible.
Innovation means we define the rules of engagement and change the conversation on our own terms.
We want to ensure our people are aligned with our vision and understand their responsibilities on the ground.
Nothing is more important than safety. It is non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-renewable.
That doesn’t mean we avoid difficult tasks. We use the principles of risk management identification, rating and controls to identify the risks inherent in everything we do. We will manage these risks where we can.
Under no circumstances will we do anything unless it is safe to do so.
Outside of the safety of everyone that works for Phibion our most valuable asset is our reputation.
In all our actions, stated or implied, we will act honestly, professionally and with integrity. We expect the same of our clients and suppliers.
We will question every action with the statement “Is this the right thing to do?” We will only act if the answer is yes.
We only have one world to live on and we will tread lightly.
We will respect the natural environment, we will recycle, we will reduce our energy use, we will reduce our impact and strive to walk without footprints.
Our world and our children deserve nothing less.