Geobrugg Rockfall Protection in the Mining Industry: Safer – Faster – More Economical

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Swiss company Geobrugg is the global leader in the supply of safety nets and meshes made of high-tensile steel wire.

Many years of experience and intensive collaboration with universities and research institutes have made Geobrugg a reliable partner when it comes to protection and safety solutions.

Geohazard solutions for the mining industry

For more than 60 years, Geobrugg has provided protection from natural hazards with barriers for rock fall, avalanche and debris flows, and systems for slope stabilisation.

The company’s solutions are also used to enhance profitability and safety in surface and underground mining.

Safety engineering and security solutions

Geobrugg has gathered expertise from more than 60 years of research and development, leading to advances in the field of security engineering.

This includes motorsports safety, crowd control for stadiums and major events, protection of ships and military vehicles, and access control for prisons and other secure facilities. The high aesthetic value of Geobrugg steel wire netting also meets the needs of architects for use in sports stadiums, parking garages, housing and other structures.

Rockfall barriers and mesh for mine ground support

Very steep pit walls can provide greater access to ore pockets and reduce removal of non-ore waste rock; however, the danger of rockfall, breakouts or partial failure of pit walls often prevents such plans as traditional protection measures with steel beams, wire ropes and meshes often will not give sufficient protection.

In open pit mines, flexible rockfall barriers crash-tested to extreme impact energies are increasingly installed to allow for steeper pit walls while also providing effective protection for workers, equipment, access roads, tunnel portals and buildings.

Reduced mining costs and the value of additional ore considerably exceed the installation investment in flexible barriers.

For ground support in underground mining and tunnelling, MINAX® 80/4 mesh made from a high-tensile steel wire protects against rockfall, rock bursts and squeezing ground.

Tests by the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) proved that MINAX 80/4, with a tensile strength of 1,770N/mm² can carry higher static and dynamic loads than traditional reinforcement nets.

MINAX 80/3 mesh is an alternative to welded mesh sheets or mild steel chainlink mesh. It offers high strength, less weight, less overlap loss and fast installation. MINAX offers a new level of safety, performance and durability combined with maximum cost-efficiency.

About Geobrugg

A global network with branches and partners in more than 50 countries ensures fast, thorough and cost-effective solutions for customer requirements. With production facilities on four continents and more than 300 employees worldwide, Geobrugg combines short delivery times with local support for customers.

The company offers partners, consultants, developers and project managers for its customers.

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MINAX Brings a Huge Degree of Safety to the Deepest Tunnels

The largest underground copper mine in the world boosts safety and profitability with high-tensile wire mesh from Geobrugg.

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Rockfall Protection in the Mining Industry: Safer, Faster, More Economical

Geobrugg produces complete protection systems against rockfall, unstable rock and loose rock slopes, landslides, debris flow and avalanches.

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Geobrugg North America, LLC

22 Centro Algodones

New Mexico

Algodones

87001

New Mexico

United States of America

+1 505 771 4080 +1 505 771 4081 www.geobrugg.com

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MESHA® Installation Handler – For Faster and Safer Operations

The MESHA® installation handler is a mechanized unrolling device designed to install high-tensile MINAX® meshes.

10 March 2016

MINAX® 80/3 Mesh – The Most Economical General Surface Support

MINAX® 80/3 mesh is for the miners an alternative to welded mesh sheets or mild steel chain-link mesh. It provides high strength combined with very low weight, minimum overlap loss and fast installation.

7 March 2016

MINAX® 80/4 Mesh – The Most Economical Dynamic Surface Support

Minax® 80/4 mesh provides surface support in rockburst conditions or squeezing ground, offering both an efficient installation and reliable protection with the most competitive cost-performance ratio. It was developed to withstand high static loads and absorb dynamic impacts.

Rockfall Protection in the Mining Industry: Safer, Faster, More Economical

Geobrugg produces complete protection systems against rockfall, unstable rock and loose rock slopes, landslides, debris flow and avalanches.

9 April 2015

Geobrugg: Open-Pit Mining Reference Documentation

This PDF document is an excerpt from Geobrugg's global reference list, arranged alphabetically by country codes, giving examples of Geobrugg products in use at various different mining sites.

20 May 2013

RCN Rolled Cable Net

This white paper examines a case of a rock slide near a mine protected by Geobrugg's rolled cable net fencing.

22 August 2012

TECCO and DELTAX Mesh for Ground Support in Underground Mining and Tunneling

TECCO and DELTAX Mesh for Ground Support in Underground Mining and Tunneling

21 February 2011

Press Release

13 April 2016

The largest underground copper mine in the world boosts safety and profitability with high-tensile wire mesh from Geobrugg.

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29 February 2016

The largest underground copper mine in the world boosts safety and profitability with high-tensile wire mesh from Geobrugg.

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3 May 2013

Rockburst means stress-induced loosening of rock mass in tunneling and mining.

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11 May 2012

Swiss company Geobrugg, a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-tensile steel-wire mesh for Geohazard Solutions and Security Engineering, has established a manufacturing plant in Perth to supply mining and civil engineering clients in Australia and New Zealand.

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13 April 2010

Geobrugg’s steel wire mesh TECCO®, which has a tensile strength of 1,770N/mm², pro-tects against rockfall, rock bursts and squeezing ground in underground mining and tunnelling. Tests by the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) have proven that TECCO® can carry higher static and dyn

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Regional Offices

Geobrugg Partner in Poland

Oś Bohaterów Września 82

31-231 Kraków

Poland

+48 12 378 40 10 +48 12 378 40 20 www.geobrugg.pl
AG – Geohazard Solutions

str Zizinului, nr 2, Bl 40, Sc C, ap 3

500414 Brasov

Romania

+40 268 317 187 +40 268 317 187 www.geobrugg.com
Geobrugg Partner in Russia

Zvenigorodskaya st., bld.8/2

121433, Moskva

Russia

+7 495 760 49 34 www.geobrugg.ru
Geobrugg North America, LLC

22 Centro Algodones

New Mexico

Algodones

87001

New Mexico

United States of America

+1 505 771 4080 +1 505 771 4081 www.geobrugg.com
Geobrugg AG Switzerland Headquarter

Aachstrasse 11

CH-8590 Romanshorn

Switzerland

+41 71 466 81 55 +41 71 466 81 50 www.geobrugg.com
Geobrugg Australia Pty Ltd

14 Century Road

Malaga WA 6090

Western Australia

Australia

+61 8 9249 9939 +61 8 9249 9949 www.geobrugg.com.au
Brazilian Office

Geobrugg AG – Protection Systems

Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 82 sl 606

Ipanema RJ, 22410-003

Other

Brazil

+55 21 3624 1449 +55 21 2522 8187 www.geobrugg.com
Chilean Office

Geobrugg Andina SA

Coronel Pereira Nº72, OF 302

Las Condes, Santiago

Chile

+56 2 2225 8400 +56 2 2341 4565 www.geobrugg.com
Geobrugg Partner Central America and Caribbean

Representante Geobrugg

World Trade Center, Piso 1, Area Comercial, Regus

Calle 53, Marbella, Ciudad de Panamá

Apartado Postal: 0832-0588

Panama

+507 2051 929 +507 2051 802 www.geobrugg.com
Austrian Office

Geobrugg Austria Ges.m.b.H

Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 126

5020 Salzburg

Austria

+43 662 825 395 +43 662 825 435 www.geobrugg.com
Croatian Office

Geobrugg AG

Zadarska 80

10000 Zagreb

Croatia

+38 591 665 9845 www.geobrugg.com
British Office

Geobrugg AG Geohazard Solutions

PO Box 162

Carmarthen

SA31 9BQ

Wales

United Kingdom

+44 7807 142 333 www.geobrugg.com
Italian Office

Geobrugg Italia Sr

via G. Giacosa 31

20127 Milano

Italy

+39 02 518 00 474 +39 02 518 77 241 www.geobrugg.com
Portuguese Office

Geobrugg Portugal

R. Hermano Neves nº18, Escritório 7

Lisboa 1600-477

Portugal

+351 21 752 7010 +351 21 752 7011 www.geobrugg.com
Spanish Office

Geobrugg Ibérica S.A

Calle Gomera 8, 1B

28700 San Sebastian de los Reyes

Madrid

Spain

+34 91 659 28 30 +34 91 659 28 35 www.geobrugg.com
South African Office

Geobrugg Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

Honeydew Business Park, Block B, Unit 3

1503 Citrus Street, Honeydew 2170

Gauteng

South Africa

www.geobrugg.com
Chinese Office

Geobrugg Chengdu Co. Ltd

No. 33, Tian Lang Road, National Hi-tech Western Zone

Chengdu 611731

Sichuan

China

+86 28 8784 3721 +86 28 8784 3722 www.geobrugg.com.cn
Indian Office

Geobrugg India Private Limited

Suite No 1008 Iris Tech Park, Sohna Road, Sector 48

Gurgaon - 122002

Haryana

India

+91 124 330 8690 www.geobrugg.com
Geobrugg Partner Korea

Geobrugg Korea Co Ltd

17, Ujangsan-ro, Gangseo-gu

Seoul, 157-820

South Korea

+82 2 3665 0631 / 2 +82 2 3665 2827 www.geobrugg.co.kr
Geobrugg New Zealand Ltd

PO Box 4627

Christchurch 8140

New Zealand

+64 3 968 2667 +64 3 968 2668 www.geobruggnz.co.nz

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