peru Hudbay constancia tailings pipeline
Hudbay's $1.7bn Constancia Project, located at 4,100m above sea level in the Peruvian Andes, presented challenges due to the harsh environment and high altitude.
APTec's experience working at other copper mines high in the Andes prepared our workers for these conditions and for the use of specialized high-altitude heavy equipment.
The 32" diameter tailings pipeline for this project required a very thick wall HDPE liner to protect the steel pipe from abrasive wear. Specially designed Sure-Liner pipe, and state-of-the-art POWRed equipment was used for this purpose.