South African Open Pit Mine

N/A, N/A, Afrique du Sud
Undisclosed Mine
Marshall Development
Objet protégé
Route/Rue, Carrière / Mines
Classe énergétique
500 kJ
Hauteur du système
3.0 m
Longueur du système
20 m
Protection anticorrosion
Autres applications installées
Exploitation minière / Tunnel
Situation de départ

The open-pit mine is located in the Republic of South Africa. The life of mine (LOM) is planned to the end of 2021. Two ore bodies will be mined at a combined rate of 5.9 Mtpa, using sub-level cave mining techniques. The resulting ground subsidence will affect operations at the surface.

Therefore, the customer required the installation of ground support and rockfall protection systems to improve the safety of people, of machines and equipment.


Based on attenuator 1:1 testing in 2017, a system was designed based on calculated impulse. The impulse decided on the chosen type of attenuator. The rotational component defined the mesh type.

Rockfall attenuators are an exciting new protection system, especially for open-pit mines. They are a protection solution combining rockfall drapes and flexible rockfall barriers. The system is a passive protection measure: The barrier intercepts the falling rocks, the drape guides them into the designated runout zone.

  • Post height: 3 meters
  • System width: 20 meters
  • Mesh length: 50 meters

Votre contact local

Roger Moor
Roger Moor
Country Manager Ost- und Zentralschweiz, Liechtenstein
Natural Hazards, Coastal Erosion Protection, Exploitation minière / Tunnel
Geobrugg AG
Aachstrasse 11
8590 Romanshorn / Suisse
Téléphone 071 466 81 52
Mobile 078 783 46 81


René Müller
René Müller
Country Manager Cantons AG BE BL BS FR GE JU NE SO VD VS
Natural Hazards, Exploitation minière / Tunnel
Geobrugg AG
Industriestrasse 21
5200 Brugg / Suisse
Isacco Toffoletto
Isacco Toffoletto
Ticino Country Manager
Natural Hazards, Exploitation minière / Tunnel
Geobrugg AG Ticino
Stabile Cometal, via Pizzante 7
6595 Riazzino / Suisse