Revealed! How 'Truckless' Systems are Changing the Face of Large Scale, Remote Location Projects

The Vale Ferro Carajas S11D project in northern Brazil is based on the movement of unprecedented volumes of waste and ore with mobile in-pit crushing and conveying or "truckless" systems. In peak years, the system is intended to handle a combined 160 million tonnes of material.

The planning and implementation of the first such system for Vale, in a remote greenfield site, utilising the services of a range of international study, design and supply partners has provided a unique set of technical and project delivery challenges. The innovation applied to this project and the lessons learned are of value to the industry as the trend to remote and high-volume operations continues.

In this audio interview, Tim Atchison, Project Engineer at SKM, will discuss the drivers for using such a system, the key features of the system and the challenges and mitigations applied for the important technical, cultural and project delivery issues that have arisen.

Download the full interview below or click here to listen to the audio version.

Revealed! How 'Truckless' Systems are Changing the Face of Large Scale, Remote Location Projects.

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