Industrial Road km 21 - Rockfall Protection

Camino Industrial, Saladillo, Reginón de Valparaíso
Protected object
Mine / Quarry
Energy absorption capacity
3000 kJ
System height
7.0 m
System length
- 60 m
Corrosion protection
Initial situation

The channel that transports copper concentrate was exposed to possible rockfalls from a farellon. The breakage of this infrastructure would have great economic and environmental consequences. To mitigate this problem, a project that includes a rock fall barrier was developed. 


In order to protect this critical infrastructure, a dynamic barrier with a capacity of  3,000 kJ of energy absorption, 7 meters high and 60 meters long was installed.

Your local contact

Roger Moor
Roger Moor
Country Manager Ost- und Zentralschweiz, Liechtenstein
Natural Hazards, Coastal Erosion Protection, Mining / Tunnels
Geobrugg AG
Aachstrasse 11
8590 Romanshorn / Switzerland
René Müller
René Müller
Country Manager Kantone AG BE BL BS FR GE JU NE SO VD VS
Natural Hazards, Mining / Tunnels
Geobrugg AG
Industriestrasse 21
5200 Brugg / Switzerland
Isacco Toffoletto
Isacco Toffoletto
Ticino Country Manager
Natural Hazards, Mining / Tunnels
Geobrugg AG Ticino
Stabile Cometal, via Pizzante 7
6595 Riazzino / Switzerland