Clients and Projects

Itasca Consultants AB is currently involved in a range of domestic and international projects. Our clients are the mining and civil engineering industry and includes:

  • Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited Finland
    • Rock mechanics support to Kittilä mine staff
    • Crown pillar extraction numerical modeling study
    • Shaft stability and reinforcement study
    • Analysis of underground crusher chamber
    • Design of plug and bottom of open pit (for backfilling)
  • Assarel Medet JSC, Bulgaria
    • Review of open pit design procedures
  • Boliden, Sweden
    • Stability analysis for long-term open pit mining at Aitik
    • Rock mechanics pre-feasbility study for the Nautanen deposit
    • Rock mechanics pre-feasibility studies for three underground mineralizations in the Skellefteå ore field
    • Rock mechanics pre-feasibility study for the Laver deposit
    • Feasibility study for the SMIFU Smart Mine of the FUture) project - numerical modeling
    • Rock mechanics support to Aitik (open pit design)
    • Tunnel inspections, Aitik
    • Conceptual study for underground mining at Aitik (rock mechanics)
  • Boliden Kevitsa, Finland
    • Stability analysis for open pit mining, Kevitsa strategy plan
  • Boliden Tara Mine, Ireland
    • 3D-modeling of crown pillar mining
    • Geotechnical risk review & assessment
  • BeFo, Sweden
    • Analysis of spalling failure with new model (BBM)
    • Research project, tunneling in heterogeneous ground (soil-rock)
    • Analysis of in-situ stresses at shallow depths - case study Odenplan station
  • Codelco - El Teniente Division, Chile
    • Fragmentation study for block caving
  • Dannemora Magnetit AB, Sweden
    • Rock mechanics support to the Dannemora mine
  • Ellatzite Med AD, Bulgaria
    • Stability analyses and technical support, open pit
  • Grängesberg Iron, Sweden
    • Rock mechanics support for pre-feasibility and environmental impact assessment studies
  • KGS, Kiruna, Sweden
    • Analysis and interpretation of optical televiewer logging for open pits in Svappavaara
  • KTH, Sweden
    • Teaching, numerical analysis support
  • Lappland Goldminers AB, Sweden
    • Rock mechanics study for underground mining at Ersmarksberget
  • LKAB, Sweden
    • Project support to hydraulic fracturing to reduce seismicity
    • Analysis of drift stability for deeper mining
    • General rock mechanics support to LKAB
    • Ground deformations (hangingwall caving) and deformation criteria
    • Numerical modeling of mining sequences and induced seismicity
    • 3D stress analysis of mining in the Malmberget mine
    • 3DEC modeling of alternative cross-sections for footwall drifts, Kiruna
    • Rock mechanics work for new mines (open pits)
    • Teaching - rock mechanics core logging and tilt testing
    • Analysis for new haulage level in Malmberget
    • Cave modeling of the Sjömalmen orebody, Kiruna
    • Analysis of deformation patterns, Malmberget East
    • Optimization of ore pass orientations, Malmberget
    • Pit slope design for the Sparre orebody, Malmberget
    • Modeling of deep sublevel cave mining and surface deformation effects at Kiruna
    • Stress analysis for future mining of the Printzsköld orebody, Malmberget
    • 2nd opinion review of rock stress measurements
    • Analysis of stress, seismicity and ground deformations for increased production
  • Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
    • Technical expert suppot to research project on block erosion in spillway channels
    • Project management for the research project "Improved blasting through precise initiation"
    • Teaching FLAC-course for undergraduate students
    • Teaching undergraduate level rock mechanics courses
  • Norconsult
    • Analysis of rock foundation for new skyscraper
  • NGI, Norway
    • Review and support - slope stability analysis
  • Posiva, Finland
    • Lead reviewer for all rock mechanics work at Posiva
    • Tunnel mapping and core logging - comparative study
  • Pöyry SwedPower AB, Sweden
    • Numerical analysis support
    • Tunnel inspection for Trafikverket
  • Ramböll
    • Design work for the Korsvägen station in the Västlänken project (Gothenburg)
    • Design work for tunnel crossing  as part of the Västlänken project (Gothenburg)
    • Design and analysis work for new metro line, Akalla-Barkarby
    • Numerical modeling support
  • Rana Gruber AS, Norway
    • Review, general rock mechanics support for sublevel cave mining
  • Repsol, Spain
    • Study of drilling-induced well bore seismicity
    • Well bore stability analysis
  • SINTEF, Norway
    • Model setup for 3D-model of intersecting tunnels for a new high-speed railway in Norway
    • Model support for 3D-models for Rana Gruber, Norway
  • SGI (Swedish Geotechnical Institute), Sweden
    • Analysis of lining and grout voids for the Cityringen TBM-tunnel, Copenhagen
    • Research project, tunneling in heterogeneous ground (soil-rock), sponsored by BeFO
  • Skanska, Sweden
    • Installation of extensometers at Krångfors hydropower station
  • SKB, Sweden
    • Development of tool for prediction of spalling failures
    • Rock mechanics support and analysis
    • 3D analysis of shear deformations along a fracture due to destressing
  • Structor
    • Analysis of foundation loads and effects on tunnels
  • Sweco, Sweden
    • Design and analysis work for new metro line to Nacka
    • Analysis of tunnel stability, Norra Länken
    • Analysis of long term stability of SFR (SKB)
  • Tasman Metals, Sweden/Canada
    • Rock mechanics support for planned open pit mining of REE deposit, Norra Kärr
  • Titania AS, Norway
    • Member of Geotechnical Review Board, Tellnes open pit
  • Trafikverket (The Swedish Transport Administration)
    • Revision of design guidelines for rock tunnels
  • Tyréns, Sweden
    • Design work for final repository of spent nuclear fuel (SKB)
  • University of Alberta, Canada
    • Numerical analysis support
  • Vattenfall
    • Review of rock foundation for the Sourva East hydropower dam
    • Stability analysis of foundation of the Vargfors arch dam
  • WSP
    • 3D modeling study of the Slussen rock excavation project
    • Analysis of effect of building foundation on existing tunnels
  • ÅF
    • 3D modeling and design work for underground stations in the Västlänken project (Gothenburg)
    • 3D modeling study of the Stockholm by-pass project ("Förbifart Stockholm)
    • Numerical analysis support

 

Examples of recently completed and ongoing projects can be found in our Fact Sheets