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Protection of infrastructure open mining Kiruna

Infrastructure protection in mining

8 July 2016

For the open iron ore mine in Svappavaara, which lies southeast of Kiruna in the north of Sweden, the mine operator Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) regularly conducts blasting. Five buildings with operationally relevant infrastructure required protection against falling rocks - persons, naturally, are evacuated in these cases.

Sweco built the steel scaffoldings for the buildings which house particularly relevant infrastructure. On top of these our nets MAXX S4-130 and ROMBO G80/4 were installed in two layers. They come along with the largest brakes: U300-rod brakes with a capacity of 3,000 kJ. The installation of 3,400 m² protected area was completed in six weeks. Find more information and pictures in our project database.