consolidation grouting for construction of a tailings dam

Consolidation Grouting in a Tailings Dam

Location: Sudbury, ON
Sector: Infrastructure
Category: Cement Grouting

Description

A large mining company required upgrades to an existing tailings storage facility to comply with current regulatory standards. The general contractor undertaking the required upgrades retained the services of Multiurethanes to supply cement grouting equipment and experienced grouting specialistsĀ for consolidation grouting of fractured rock beneath the alignment of the new tailings dam.

The grout curtain consisted of three rows of holes, drilled to a nominal depth of 10 m. Cement grouting equipment consisted of inflatable borehole packers, electromagnetic flowmeters, progressive cavity pumps, and paddle grout mixers.