For the open iron ore mine in Svappavaara, which lies southeast of Kiruna, the mine operator Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) regularly conducts blasting. Five buildings with operationally relevant infrastructure require protection against falling rocks - persons, naturally, are evacuated in these cases.
Sweco built 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. Complete installation around the 3,400 m² protected area was completed in only six weeks.