Mar del Plata - Quarry

Avenida de los Trabajadores, B7603HYI, Mar del Plata, Argentina
Protected object
Corrosion protection
Stabilized area
540 m²
Maximum slope height
20 m
Slope inclination
70 ° - 90 °
Other installed applications
Rockfall Protection
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.


Fragmented sandstone. 


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.

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