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Cerro Armazones - European Southern Observatory 2016 - Geobrugg Cerro Armazones - European Southern Observatory 2016 - Geobrugg
Cerro Armazones - European Southern Observatory 2016 - Geobrugg Cerro Armazones - European Southern Observatory 2016 - Geobrugg
Cerro Armazones - European Southern Observatory 2016 - Geobrugg Cerro Armazones - European Southern Observatory 2016 - Geobrugg

Cerro Armazones - European Southern Observatory

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Street
Region de Antofagasta
Place
Cerro Armazones - Observatorio ESO
Country/Region
Chile
Year of installation
2016
Customer
ELT- ESO (European Southern Observatory)
Engineering
Geobrugg Andina SpA.
Protected object
Road
Systems
GBE-100A-R
Energy absorption capacity
100 kJ
System height
2.0 m
System length
- 150 m
Corrosion protection
Galvanized, GEOBRUGG SUPERCOATING®
Initial situation

The access road to the ESO (European Southern Observatory) in Cerro Armazones, was regularly effected by rockfalls after a seismic event with a magnitude of 6.4 Mw in the region of Antofagas.

Description

The observatory needed a safe transit road. Geobrugg was contacted to propose a solution. Geobrugg's Team from Chile visited the site to deliver a probabilistic hazard analysis to the customer.  Geobrugg suggested a GBE-100A-R rockfall barrier (without retaining ropes) be installed.

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Roger Moor
Roger Moor
Ost- und Zentralschweiz, Liechtenstein - Country Manager
Natural Hazards, Mining / Tunnels
Geobrugg AG
Aachstrasse 11
8590 Romanshorn / Switzerland
Phone 071 466 81 52
Mobile 078 783 46 81

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René Müller
René Müller
Country Manager Western Switzerland (AG, BE, BL, BS, FR, GE, JU, NE, SO, VD, VS)
Natural Hazards, Mining / Tunnels
Geobrugg AG
Industriestrasse 21
5200 Brugg / Switzerland
Phone +41 71 466 84 57
Mobile +41 79 420 84 55

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Jonas von Wartburg
Jonas von Wartburg
Country Manager Western Switzerland / Norway
Natural Hazards, Mining / Tunnels
Geobrugg AG
Aachstrasse 11
8590 Romanshorn / Switzerland
Phone +41 71 466 84 58

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Mauro Pini
Mauro Pini
Country Manager Southern Switzerland (TI)
Natural Hazards, Mining / Tunnels
Geobrugg AG
Stabile Cometal, via Pizzante 7
6595 Riazzino / Switzerland
Phone +41 91 859 36 34
Mobile +41 79 693 24 82

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