Savage River Iron Ore, TAS - Rock Fall Protection

The Savage River Mine is an open-cut iron ore mine operated by Grange Resources in Tasmania.As one of Australia’s leaders in rope access slope stabilisation contractors, RAM were selected by Grange Resources for this technically challenging rope access project.

MESH DRAPE INSTALLATION
CLIENT: Grange Resources
LOCATION: Tasmania
DESIGN: Rope Access, Mesh Drape


PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Savage River Mine is an open-cut iron ore mine operated by Grange Resources in Tasmania.

As one of Australia’s leaders in rope access slope stabilisation contractors, RAM were selected by Grange Resources for this technically challenging rope access project.

The Mesh Drape system was chosen as the most viable solution to allow Grange Resources to access and extract valuable Magnetite that was inaccessible due to geotechnical hazards on the high walls of the open cut mine.


SOLUTION

The installed system comprised of TECCO® G65/3, TECCO® G80/4, SPIDER S4-130, and DELTAX® 80/2 drape systems of 15,000m2. The length of the drape was up to 120m with a design block size up to 6m3. The mesh was successfully removed in 2014 to allow for further cutbacks.

The works were completed in a top down method utilising IRATA rope access personnel to scale the slope and install the mesh, ensuring that workers were not exposed to any potential rock fall hazard as well as the utilisation of a 220 tonne crane to ensure the project was achieved safely, to the highest quality and within program and budget.

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