Noumea Nickel Mine
Loading Area

 

Truck being loaded on concrete platform of nickel mine.

A nickel mine in Noumea had been experiencing continual problems in their ore loading area. In an
effort to achieve greater traction on the concrete platform the tyres of the loaders had been fitted with chains that were now destroying the surface.

A longer term solution was required and the local contractor, Speed Services, was hoping a more durable surface for the platform could be developed. A heavy-duty mortar system consisting of 1335 and a specialty blend of aggregates was quickly formulated to offer the required wear resistance and compressive strength.

The product was applied at a minimum of 10mm thickness over the entire area and, during a subsequent training visit to Australia by the contractor months later, it was reported to be holding up extremely well.


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