Residue storage facility of slimes cleared by DOP150
Effective mining pond dredging
- Product type
- DOP150 with sand mining head
- Head type
- Sand Production
- Job type
- Environmental clean ups
- Dredging Africa
The DOP150 was called in to clear a toe paddock around the Residue Storage Facility at a mine in South Africa. The material in theses toe paddocks consisted of slimes, which had to be removed as the storage facility itself had to be extended over the toe paddocks.
The challenge was that no conventional earth moving equipment nor a suction dredger could be used in the area. The solution was adapting an existing excavator from the fleet : its boom was extended, and its hydraulics were altered to be able to power the DOP dredge pump directly.
The excavator & DOP Dredge pump combination was used successfully : the slimes from the paddocks has been pumped back onto the existing Residue Storage Facility.
The task was completed in 5 months’ time: and although the site is situated in a highly abrasive sand environment, the DOP pump never failed and no break downs were experienced.
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