Project: Spence Copper Mine Filter Plant Pillow Dome

Atacama Desert, Chile 2020

In addition to the stockpile dome, Triodetic also supplied another cover to Spence Mine. With over 60 years’ experience in architectural, innovative and custom design projects, Triodetic engineered an 80 meters wide x 60 meters long pillow-shaped cover for the mine’s Copper Filter Plant.

Despite the design complexity, the installation was efficient and fast. Triodetic did a mock assembly of a section of the structure at its facility in Canada with the installation supervisor, so when the actual filter cover was put together there were no surprises. The speed of installation was assisted by sections being pre-assembled on the ground before lifted into place by cranes.

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