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Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine

Sewell, Rancagua, Chile
2016
Inwestor
Codelco - the National Copper Corporation of Chile / El Teniente mine
Inne przedsiębiorstwa
Salfa Montajes (Salfacorp S.A.) / Züblin International GmbH Chile SpA
Chroniony Objekt
Quarry / Mine
Ochrona przeciwerozyjna
GEOBRUGG SUPERCOATING®
Długośc gwoździa
4 m
Rozstaw gwoździ a
1 m / 1 m
Sytuacja początkowa

El Teniente in Chile is the world largest underground copper mine.  Due to specific rock conditions, the risk of rock bursts is very high.  Since security standards at Codelco are amongst the highest worldwide, margins for failure from rock bursts are very low.  In the past, several rock bursts have affected personnel and operations.

Opis zastosowanego rozwiazania

To protect people and equipment at El Teniente, a combination of shotcrete with MINAX® 65/4 and/or MINAX® 80/4 was used.  This solution was successfully tested at Geobrugg's dynamic test center in Walenstadt, Switzerland.  Results were above satisfactory.

In addtion to the MINAX® mesh, installation was completely mechanized with Geobrugg's handler called, MESHA®.  MESHA® increases safety and the efficiency of the ground.

Osoba kontaktowa na miejscu

Erik Rorem
Erik Rorem
Business Development Manager Geobrugg North America
Kopalnie / Wydobycie / Tunel
Geobrugg North America, LLC
22 Centro Algodones
Telefon +1 505 690 7144

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