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Keynote speaker

Keynote speaker


Rigoberto Rimmelin

Practice Lead Global Geotechnical, Resource Centre of Excellence, BHP

In 2017, Rigo Rimmelin took the role of Practice Lead Global Geotechnical (based in Brisbane) in the Resource Centre of Excellence in BHP, to provide technical support, standards, technical assurance and governance of geotechnical review boards across BHP sites. His career has been focused on mine operations, mine design and geotechnical assurance, with 20+ years’ experience in several mining companies and surface and underground mining methods. Over the last years, Rigo has implemented global standards to address the geotechnical process and geotechnical risk management, involving different commodities of Iron Ore, Copper, Coal, Nickel and Potash, under different rock mass environments, mining methods, including operating and closed sites.

He has received his Bachelor of Mining Engineering and Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Chile, and he is currently PhD candidate in The University of Queensland. Rigo is also BHP representative in industry initiatives such as the Large Open Pit Project (LOP) and Cave Mining 2040 Consortium.

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