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We're engineers who've been where you are

Too often, we talk to people frustrated with the software they’ve been given to use and complete a design task. Sound engineers will always find ways to make a piece of software do what they want, but it’s too often a battle that most would rather not have to fight.

We made Muk3D because most of the 3D modelling tools we were given to use as engineers rarely made it easy for us to do our jobs.  It regularly felt like the other software packages were actively working to frustrate us as we realized tasks that should take minutes would take hours.


We combined our insight and experience to create Muk3D, a powerful platform that saves engineers time, headaches and money.


MineBridge is a software and solutions company that provides richer environments and clearer pictures for you to work in and then share with decision-makers. Save time and cost in the short term, mitigate risk in the long term and avoid doing all that redundant, time-consuming stuff that other software makes you do.

Our team


Carlo Cooper
North America

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Carlo brings leadership, software knowledge and tailings expertise to Minebridge. He completed a B.Eng (Civil) at the Queensland University of Technology and M.EngSc (Research) at the University of Queensland, both in Brisbane, Australia. With experience as a geotech engineer in Australia, Canada, & Papua New Guinea, Carlo has been specializing in tailings planning since in 2003.

After being asked to perform slope stability analysis one too many times, Carlo started the development of what would eventually become Muk3D. 

After several more years as an independent tailings planner, providing services to consulting and mining companies globally, Carlo's focus became the further development of Muk3D which was released commercially in 2011.

Since then, Carlo's focus has been on ensuring that Muk3D meets the needs of tailings professionals in all sorts of consulting and operating environments, training of thousands of Muk3D end users, and supporting our clients as they apply Muk3D to all sorts of tailings and non-tailings projects.


Ged Suter

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Ged has over 25 years experience in civil and geotechnical engineering, with the last 18 years concentrated on the investigation, design, construction and monitoring of tailings storage facilities. He has worked in various places around the globe, from high rainfall and seismic regions of South East Asia and the Pacific, to the arid and extreme climates of operations in remote desert locations.

Ged joined MineBridge in 2014 bringing a great deal of practical experience to the team, and today leads our operations in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region where he gained most of his practical experience. Through this he has gained valuable knowledge in the complexities and management of tailings deposition and storage, critical to the successful and efficient operation of mine waste facilities, from coarse hard rock tailings to coal washings and bauxite residue (red mud). He assists clients in the setup and use of our various software products, provides technical support and training, and also undertakes tailings modelling and planning projects for external clients.

Ged completed his B.Eng (Hons) in Civil Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1994. He is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and is a Member of the Institute of Engineers, Australia (MIEAust).


Miguel Palape
South America

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Miguel has more than 15 years of experience working as a geotech and mine waste disposal engineer, developing projects in various countries such as Chile, Peru, Brasil,  South Africa, and Australia.


As a tailings specialist, his experiences span from conventional slurry disposal to thickened tailings deposits, including dam break analysis. He has presented at international tailings conferences, organized workshops and training for engineers, and worked with various 3d modelling software products to project and design tailing dams.  Muck3D’s unique, powerful platform allows him to assist clients in order for them to develop tailings planning more effectively and efficiently, leading to better operations and cost savings.

In parallel, Miguel has conserved his interest and participation in collaborative projects with a focus in cultural transformation and ecosystems regeneration where concepts of circular economy, biomimicry, geomimicry and mining can be integrated.

Miguel obtained both his Civil Engineering degree and his M.Eng (geotechs) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, in Santiago.


Simon Ogude-Chambert
Africa & Europe

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Simon brings extensive simulation modeling expertise to MineBridge. A Water Resources Engineer by training, he has specialized in Goldsim simulation applied to a broad range of projects (engineering, mine and water resources & environmental). He's worked on dozens of tailings water management projects across Africa (e.g., Ghana, DRC, Zambia, South Africa) before joining MineBridge.

His experience with a broad range of modeling & visualization tools brings a systematic capacity to build informative models rapidly. Simon has worked on numerous site wide mine & tailings water management projects at all stages of life bringing an astute understanding of managing water and solids at different scales. 

He holds a MEng Hydraulics from ENSEEIHT Toulouse, France and a MSc Environmental Management from Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Our Regional Offices

Get in touch with your local Muk3D office for more information about our software or to inquire about training options.

North America
Calgary, Canada
MineBridge Software Inc.
South Pacific
Brisbane, Australia
MineBridge Software Pty Ltd
South America
Santiago, Chile
MineBridge Software SA
Europe / Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
MineBridge EurAfrica (Pty) Ltd.

Our clients are the biggest names in mining & consulting

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