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 28 Jun 2019, 08:01 ]

Booysendal Platinum Mine - taking a great step forward.   Northam leading the way in the adoption of modern technology

Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited (Booysendal), a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited (Northam) is currently expanding mining capacity at its Booysendal mining concession.

As part of the surface infrastructure development, the first fully operational RopeCon® materials handling system was completed, tested and handed over in December 2018 to the mine by Doppelmayr Transport Technology GmbH (Doppelmayr), headquartered in Austria and a subsidiary of the Doppelmayr group.

REM Construction Consultants is proud to be the Agent and Partner of Doppelmayr Transport Technology for Southern Africa and having been involved in this project.

The main RopeCon® unit (No 1) transports up to 1,150 tph over 4.76km, with an overall vertical climb of 530m.  At the delivery end the payload is transferred either to the conveyor feeding the process plant or diverts the payload to a second RopeCon® (No.2).

This RopeCon® is a small unit which delivers the ore to a stockpile for storage.  This unit has also been commissioned and handed over to the Mine.  

Foundation work for the third RopeCon®, to tie in with the first system, has begun.  This RopeCon® (No 3) conveyor will move 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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