Consulting Services

With success in solving engineering challenges as diverse as speeding the delivery of molten slag to the stopping of underground flooding at the Cigar Lake Mine, TesMan has developed an enviable reputation for its achievements.

Our innovative - sometimes out-of-the-box - solutions to mining production and development problems get results, and if you want to maximize efficiency, reduce costs, and improve workplace safety and productivity then give us a call. No matter what your problem, we combine our knowledge of robotics and mechanization - plus advanced skills in designing computer hardware and software - with substantial real-world engineering experience and then create a plan or product solution that will get results.

Project date: 2010-2011

Vale Slag Car Study

Vale Sudbury, Transportation department manages one of the largest private railroad companies in North America. One element of this railroad is the transport of molten slag from the nickel smelting process to the distant slag storage dump piles.


Tesman’s mandate in the project was to evaluate, design and provide recommendation for slag car upgrades required to run the cars safely at the new circuit speeds.


"TesMan was able to provide a timely solution to a problem that the engineering industry as a whole would not approach and did not know how to approach."

 — Franco Cazzola, Mine Manager, Vale Canada Ltd.

Project date: 2008-2009

Cameco Reclamation Project: Remediation Process of Cameco’s Cigar Lake Mine

Cameco Cigar Lake mine is a remote mine located in northern Saskatchewan’s Athabasca basin. Cigar Lake Mine is one of many high grades uranium deposits in the region.


The Athabasca basin’s ground water level is close to surface and led to a form of submarine mining. More details on the mine can be found at


TesMan worked with a project design team managed by Brian Dixon on behalf of Cameco to seal the mine against the surrounding water inflow to prepare it for production mining.


“TesMan’s experience, energy and enthusiasm provided significant contribution to the project’s success.”

— Grant Goddard, Vice President, Saskatchewan Mining North Cigar Lake Project, Rabbit Lake Operation, Cameco Corp.


“TesMan worked for me as a Technical Expert in the design and manufacture of the inflatable tunnel seal, providing the seal for formation grouting to facilitate dewatering of the flooded Cigar Lake Uranium Mine. TesMan’s thorough, timely, technically brilliant work made a huge contribution to the success of the Cigar Lake Mine Inflow Abatement Project.”

— Brian Dixon, Project Manager, Cameco Corp.