Underground Infrastructure

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Wilshaw has established itself as a leading provider of engineering and project delivery services to the underground mining industry. Our services cover the full asset lifecycle, from the front-end planning and feasibility stages through to design, procurement, construction and ongoing operation.

GRASBERG SERVICE SHAFT

Client
RUC CEMENTATION MINING CONTRACTORS
Duration
OCT 2010 - JULY 2011
Location
GRASBERG MINE, PAPUA

The Grasberg Service Shaft project was an 8.5m diameter 352 metre deep internal shaft sink. The service shaft was commissioned  to provide the transport of personnel, equipment and materials from the AB Adit to the Haulage, Extraction and Batch Plant Levels of the mine. RUC Cementation Mining Contractors were contracted to complete the shaft sink by the conventional strip and line sinking method. Wilshaw provided the engineering design and drafting for RUC Cementation which included the following:

  • Civil design of sinking winder footings
  • Checking winder design for suitability for purpose
  • Pre-sink collar frame, headgear, work platform, shutters and ladderways
  • Sinking Brace Doors
  • Conveyances for sinking, Kibble and Cage
  • Shaft Sinking Stage 3 decks with Herman muckers and drill arms
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