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Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine 2016 - Geobrugg Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine 2016 - Geobrugg
Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine 2016 - Geobrugg Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine 2016 - Geobrugg
Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine 2016 - Geobrugg Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine 2016 - Geobrugg
Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine 2016 - Geobrugg Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine 2016 - Geobrugg
Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine 2016 - Geobrugg Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine 2016 - Geobrugg

Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine

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Place
Sewell, Rancagua
Country/Region
Chile
Year of installation
2016
Customer
Codelco - the National Copper Corporation of Chile / El Teniente mine
Other participating companies
Salfa Montajes (Salfacorp S.A.) / Züblin International GmbH Chile SpA
Protected object
Quarry / Mine
Systems
MINAX® 80/4, MESHA®, MINAX® 65/4
Corrosion protection
GEOBRUGG SUPERCOATING®
Bolt length
4 m
Bolt pattern a
1 m / 1 m
Initial situation

El Teniente in Chile is the world largest underground copper mine.  Due to specific rock conditions, the risk of rock bursts is very high.  Since security standards at Codelco are amongst the highest worldwide, margins for failure from rock bursts are very low.  In the past, several rock bursts have affected personnel and operations.

Description

To protect people and equipment at El Teniente, a combination of shotcrete with MINAX® 65/4 and/or MINAX® 80/4 was used.  This solution was successfully tested at Geobrugg's dynamic test center in Walenstadt, Switzerland.  Results were above satisfactory.

In addtion to the MINAX® mesh, installation was completely mechanized with Geobrugg's handler called, MESHA®.  MESHA® increases safety and the efficiency of the ground.

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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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