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GRT Successfully Moves 4 x1200 Ton Concrete Tunnel Sections

Updated: Jun 9, 2022

Despite steep grades and tight tolerances, this is a successful operation.

Friday, December 16, 2011 Location: Round Mountain, Nevada

GRT was contracted to move four concrete tunnel sections at Round Mountain Gold Corporations mine site in central Nevada. The concrete tunnel sections were part of the mines crushing operation that had to be relocated within the mine.  The tunnel sections weighed 1200-tons each including conveyor components and were 30' square by 70' long.  GRT moved the tunnel sections one mile from their existing location, up and down several 5% grades, through 180 degree turns, 90 degree turns and "S" turns.  Once moved to the new location, the tunnels had to be set down on their new foundation. Tolerances were tight as the four tunnels and the conveyors inside had to be reconnected to make one long tunnel.

GRT designed & developed a transporter, with the help of Lift Tech Consultants, to roll over the tunnel sections, lift them and secure them for the one mile transport. GRT used several of their systems on the transporters.

Headquartered in Surrey, BC & Norfolk, VA Global Rigging & Transport is one of the world leading Heavy Lift and Transport firms providing innovative solutions for lifting and transporting large, unusual & unique loads. With every project, whether big or small, Global Rigging & Transport has a proven track record of safety & efficiency.

For more information about this project & Global Rigging & Transport, please contact:

Tommy Felch 757-437-0027 or Andrew Johnson 604-377-7752

Please see the projects section of our website for photos and more information on this project and others.


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