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Slope Stability - Mar del Plata - Quarry 2020

Rolled Cable Net QUAROX® plus DELTAX® system installed on the slope.

Slope Stability - Mar del Plata - Quarry 2020

General view of the vertical slope and the vulnerable pipelines.

Slope Stability - Mar del Plata - Quarry 2020

High-tensile rock fall protection netting DELTAX® on the vertical slope.

Slope Stability - Mar del Plata - Quarry 2020

General view of the QUAROX® RCN plus DELTAX® installed on the vertical slope.

 

Year of installation

2020

Initial situation

The 9 de Julio thermal power plant is located in an old quarry, which emerged when rocks for the construction of the breakwaters of the city were extracted. The blasting of the rock left vertical slopes with a height of 20 meters - they show continuous rockfalls. A few meters from these slopes, there is a gas pipeline and a fuel oil pipeline feeding the boiler of this plant.

Geology

Fragmented sandstone. 

Description

After several rockfalls events and with the aim of preserving the integrity of these gas and fuel oil pipelines, a protection system was implemented. The closest 30 linear meters of slope to these pipelines were intervened, installing a drape system.

Protected object

Infrastructure

Corrosion protection

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