Smoke extraction shaft

Chuquicamata

Chile

Shafts Formwork systems

Project details

  • Construction company: Strabag – Edilmac Desarrollos Verticales SpA
  • Building owner: Codelco Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile
  • Construction time RSB: April 2022 – still in construction
  • Dimensions:
    Cylinder: 8,0 m diameter / 42,0 m height

  • Special features:

    In the world’s largest copper mine in the Chilean mountains, mining is being moved underground. The 42 m deep shaft required for smoke extraction/ventilation is climbed in sections with a 3 m high steel formwork without a crane or additional equipment.

    A challenge, high up in the mountains – yet deep down!
Cylindrical steel formwork for a smoke extraction shaft at the world's largest copper mine in Chile

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