The Goro Nickel project is the largest single-stage construction project ever undertaken in the nickel industry. When completed, it will have a production capacity of 60,100 tonnes.
As part of the construction work, a 14m high Rom Pad (Dump Wall) was required. The wall would allow 174 tonne dump trucks to discharge materials into the plant for processing.
The metTECTM System offers significant advantages over conven-tional reinforced earth walls and has been developed to accommodate a wide range of on-site fill materials and provides an integrated safety system to reduce the working at height risks associated with this type of construction. This system is ideally suited to industrial and remote sites.
EarthTEC’s close involvement with the on-site project team has enabled a number of site generated change requests to be dealt with to achieve a solution tailored to meet the client’s exacting requirements. The finished wall has a face area of 1500m2 and is the first of its kind in the world.