SRK is pleased to announce that it is merging MVS’s ventilation services into its US practice. MVS specializes in addressing engineering and ventilation challenges associated with mining operations and other subsurface facilities. The amalgamation aligns with both companies’ visions of expanding their reach and services within the mining and minerals industries.
“Over the past five years MVS has enjoyed a successful working relationship with SRK on many underground mine design projects in North America, such as the Twin Metals, Kemess, NEMISA, and Miraflores projects,” said Keith Wallace, president and CEO of MVS. “Now, operating as a business unit of SRK Consulting (US), we look forward to continuing that collaboration by complementing the quality consulting services that SRK offers to the mining industry worldwide.”
MVS has more than 30 years of experience in providing engineering services and computer software to the mining and tunneling industries. Founded in 1983 in response to a growing demand for specialized expertise in the design, planning, and control of the environment in underground openings, it has since established a strong presence in the market, particularly with major international mining companies. Its staff members have extensive experience in all aspects of ventilation and air conditioning design, including developing ventilation models, conducting on-site ventilation surveys, system troubleshooting, and training.
In Nebraska, MVS has been working with SRK since 2014 on Niocorp’s Elk Creek Niobium mine. SRK has led the ongoing conceptual mine planning and design work and has collaborated with MVS to prepare a ventilation design for the life of the mine that will regulate the fresh air intake and return.
At South Dakota’s closed Homestake Mine; formerly one of the deepest, richest gold mines in North America; SRK and MVS joined forces five years ago to help expand the mine’s underground presence on behalf of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF). Specialists from the two companies have been systematically redesigning and reconstructing the underground ventilation and infrastructure to better support continued safe and sustainable operations by SURF.
“For the next five years,” said SRK president Dr John Tinucci, “our key business goals include integrating MVS and SRK’s underground mining expertise on a regional and global basis so as to help our clients operate more efficiently and reduce their costs.”