Doppelmayr Transport Technology

On Jamaica, the world’s leading aluminium producer Alcoa was looking into several ways to transport their raw material, bauxite. A distance of 3.4 km and a vertical descent of 470 m had to be covered from the mine at Mt. Olyphant to the railhead at St. Jago. Existing roads for transport by truck lead through inhabited areas, and a by-pass road would have been too costly both in terms of construction and maintenance. Our...

Since the year 2005, a Doppelmayr RopeCon® system has been transporting inert material along a long-stretched valley at the Tüfentobel landfill site in St. Gallen, Switzerland, which will eventually be backfilled. Relocating the discharge point of Tüfentobel RopeCon® in various stages was part of the overall project plan from the very beginning. The belt is being extended in several stages. Finally in March 2016, a novel...

To connect the El Limón gold ore pit with the processing plant it was necessary to overcome an altitude difference of approx. 400m in steep terrain. Minera Media Luna, S.A. de C.V. (MML), 100% owned subsidiary of Torex Gold Resources Inc., opted for the RopeCon® as a means of transport. Along with other aspects, safety and environment were key considerations in prompting the decision. The system transports 1,000 metric tons...