Select Projects

The Doppelmayr Group has a very successful record of projects in cable technology. The list exceeds 14,000 units around the world.  This page highlights a few pertinent projects together with projects done by REM, but is by no means a complete list. Please contact us for more information. 

El Limon Gold Mine RopeCon - Mexico

posted 13 Nov 2017, 04:11 by William Robinson   [ updated 13 Nov 2017, 13:32 ]

The El Limón gold ore pit lies approximately 400m above and some 1.3 km from the processing plant.  

Minera Media Luna, S.A. de C.V. (MML), 100% owned subsidiary of Torex Gold Resources Inc., selected the RopeCon® to transport 1,000 metric tons of gold ore per hour down into the valley over a distance of 1.3km.  Along with other aspects, safety and environment were key considerations in prompting the decision. 

The RopeCon® system covers the vertical drop of approx. 400m and the length of 1.3km with just one tower structure before unloading the material onto a stockpile.  The RopeCon® started operation as planned in March 2016.  The RopeCon system generates approx. 1MW of green energy from braking actions, which contributes to a reduction of the overall operating costs.

The RopeCon® system operates above the ground and does not touch the ground between the loading station and the track rope anchoring point in the valley except with one tower structure. With a height of 44m, this tower achieves the discharge height required for the stockpile. The span between the loading station and the tower structure is 1,200m. The conveying angle comes up to 32°.

Technical details:

      Length                                  1,308 m

     Vertical drop                         383 m

     Conveying Capacity         1,000 t/h

     Number of Towers                  1 Off

     Motor rating                      -1,026 kW

-                  ( generating power)


posted 13 Nov 2017, 02:01 by William Robinson   [ updated 13 Nov 2017, 02:15 ]

Second RopeCon® for the Booysendal expansion project

 Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited (Booysendal), a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited (Northam), a South African based platinum and chrome producer, is currently expanding mining capacity at its Booysendal mining concession.

Key to the success of this expansion is the cost effective, reliable, safe and environmentally low impact transport of ore over topographically challenging terrain, from mining modules in the south of the concession to the concentrator plant.

To this end, Doppelmayr Transport Technology GmbH (Doppelmayr), headquartered in Austria and a subsidiary of the Doppelmayr group, the world's leading manufacturer of ropeways, is currently constructing a RopeCon® system which will transport up to 900 tph over 4.9km, with an overall vertical climb of 350m. This system is due to operate from 2019. As part of an additional expansion program, Booysendal, in October 2017, further contracted Doppelmayr to design and construct a second RopeCon®, to tie in with the first system, allowing transport of ore from mining modules in the north of the concession. This RopeCon® system will convey 400 tph, over 2.8km, with a vertical drop of 160m and will operate from 2020.

Medical Waste Processing Plant

posted 4 Apr 2011, 14:55 by Craig Robinson   [ updated 13 Nov 2017, 02:15 by William Robinson ]

REM provided project management, design and local expertise in adapting foreign technology and equipment to suit local South African regulations and resources. REM was contracted as the technical interface between the client and technology suppliers and delivered the project for commissioning and final operation.

Euphoria Golf Estate, South Africa

posted 17 Jan 2011, 15:09 by Craig Robinson   [ updated 16 Apr 2011, 02:25 by William Robinson ]

In collaboration with Doppelmayr Technology, REM Construction executed this turnkey project in the Waterberg, South Africa, in 2009. The facility connects housing and golf facilities at the low level to the restaurant and estates on the escarpment. 

RopeCon Project in Olyphant, Jamacia.

posted 14 Oct 2009, 23:16 by Craig Robinson   [ updated 16 Apr 2011, 02:24 by William Robinson ]

This flagship project was designed, manufactured and installed by Doppelmayr Transport Technologies and represents the an ideal deployment of the RopeCon technology.  The installation extends 3.2km through  environmentally sensitive areas with minimal impact. In addition, the system generates electricity which is consumed elsewhere in the project.

Table Mountain Cableway, Cape Town, South Africa

posted 14 Oct 2009, 23:11 by Craig Robinson   [ updated 4 Apr 2011, 13:34 by William Robinson ]

The original Table Mountain Cable car was installed in the 1920's and Garaventa Ropeways were contracted to complete the first major renovation in 1995. This world class facility with a revolving cabin has become an icon for tourists and locals alike.

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