Mining industry

Innovative and sustainable solutions for environmental management and material management in the mining industry.

Sustainable solutions for the mining industry

Fortum offers innovative and sustainable solutions for environmental management and material efficiency in the mining industry. Comprehensive collaboration with customers covers the entire life cycle of the mine, from planning to closure.

Fortum’s services for the mining industry are tailored for each individual customer and cover the entire life cycle of the mining operations, all the way from planning the mine to its closure and aftercare. We work in environmental management in both operating and closed mines as well as in individual mine projects.

Our service packages include the planning and implementation of environmental construction and water treatment, for example. We offer effective solutions for the planning and construction of tailings and water reservoirs, water treatment and the further processing or utilisation of any generated hazardous substances.

Cost-efficiency through innovations

As a pioneer in the circular economy and recycling business, Fortum’s solutions utilise the material flows generated in the mines’ own as well as Fortum’s processes. This increases material efficiency and the profitability of operations. Responsibility for the environment requires the continuous improvement of operations in different areas of the mining industry. New innovations are constantly being developed at Fortum’s research and development department.

Benefits to the mining industry:

  • Increased cost-efficiency and productivity.
  • Minimisation of environmental damage and increasingly responsible operations.
  • Reputation management.
  • Customised solutions and service packages.


  • An agile actor in creating entirely new solutions as well as changing the existing infrastructure.
  • Experienced in planning and permit application processes.
  • Knows the needs of the environment and the regulations pertaining to mines, as well as the methods to control the environmental impact.
  • Classifies, sorts, packs, transports, provides training in and manages the disposal of waste.
  • Analyses, optimises and separates recyclable materials from flows, directing them to reuse.
  • Provides solution models ranging from the recycling of an individual material to the full-scale outsourcing of waste management.