Eptisa will carry out the turnkey project for corrective measures in the tailings deposit of the Riotinto mine in Huelva, Spain

During the 3 months of implementation, Eptisa will carry out several works for slopes protection to EMED Tartessus

November 02 2011

EMED Tartessus has awarded Eptisa a new contract titled "Turnkey construction services for the urgent correctives measures proposed in the tailings deposit in the Riotinto mine project in Huelva".

During the 3 months of implementation, Eptisa will carry out several works for slopes protection to EMED Tartessus, with the aim to guarantee the security and stability of the tailings deposit and avoid damages in the environment, to people and its properties. Based on the results of the pond structural stability analysis, also carried out by Eptisa, will be implemented the needed corrective measures of urgent nature required by the Administration to the reopening of the mine.

These corrective measures mainly correspond to the implementation of a breakwater heel reinforcement at some points to protect the sandy slopes against possible internal erosions in exceptional situations, to improve stability conditions and reduce significantly the potential of liquefaction of external slopes in the dams that may arise saturated.

Among the tasks that Eptisa will carry out include:

  • Construction Manager
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of the Health and Safety Plan
  • Development of profiles and measurements in accordance with the corrective measures of urgent nature
  • Selection and implementation of the building contractor in accordance with EMED TARTESSUS
  • Selection of materials, including the laboratory tests to their choice
  • Supervision of the works implementation in technical, quality and terms level
  • Development of the final technical report, analysing structurally the effectiveness of the corrective measures executed

 
 Eptisa will carry out the turnkey project for corrective measures in the tailings deposit of the Riotinto mine in Huelva, Spain