Antapaccay mine - Peru

Peru - Anatapaccay, Espinar-Cusco
PSC Ingeniera S.A.
2.190 m²

Fire wall

Peru - Anatapaccay, Espinar-Cusco

The Antapaccay open-pit mine and its process plants are located some 4,100 m above sea level in the Yauri district of the Espinar province in the southern Peruvian region of Cusco,some 10 km from the Tintaya operation. This mining facility has been part of Xstrata Copper since May 2006 and produces copper concentrates and cathodes.

The Tintaya mine project was the first project in the mining sector executed under the supervision and technical assistance of Promat Peru in conjunction with Fabrica Peruana Eternit.

The project consisted of installing a firewall between the truck workshop and the warehouses to provide passive fire protection to the aforementioned parts of the mine.

This wall incorporates 2,190 m2 of PROMATECT®-H boards between 15 mm and 20 mm positioned in three strata to form a panel, 15 m high, 52 m wide and 5 cm thick, and provides 2 hours' fire resistance.

The project took 21 days to complete and was overseen by installation company D-Tech, which, under the supervision of Promat Peru, successfully installed the entire fire protection system. The contracting company was Peruvian consortium SJT.