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Key Features

  • 1.5mil m³ of general earthworks in the construction of the sides of the internal batters
  • 3.7mil m³ of general earthworks in the construction of the Berm Dam wall
  • 680,000m² of HDPE Liner
  • Processing of 2,200,000m³ of rock
  • 12,150m² of 200mm thick shotcreting to spillway and Internal Batters
Contract Value :

€78 Million

Contract Type :

Bespoke Vale Re-measurable Contract

Client :

Vale Nouvelle - Caledonia

Start/End:

December 2011 - May 2016

Company Involvement:

Roadbridge was appointed as the Main Contractor for this project on the 8th December 2011. This project is ongoing.

Project Description

The project will consist of the construction of a 47.5 million m³ tailings facility which will be required to store the residue from the nickel extraction process. Once complete, this facility will be the largest in South East Asia. It involves shaping the existing valley edges to receive a liner and also the construction of an earth embankment berm to dam the end of the valley. The project also involves the construction of a 980m long spillway and the installation of 150,000m3 of 0.25m to 1m thick Rip-rap