Unique Walkway & Shore Pipe Design
In order to keep supporting continuous mine operation and minimize relocation of the floating pump system, Chamco designed the longest single-span walkway and shore pipe in our history for this project.
The 120 ft walkway weighed over 50,000 lbs and was constructed of a steel size that could stand up to the demanding conditions on-site. It was supported on one end by the barge itself and on the other end by a barge skid. To shelter personnel accessing the pump station from harsh mountain weather conditions, the walkway was designed as a fully enclosed walkway with roof and walls.
Similar to the walkway, the weight of the 120 ft shore pipe including the water inside had to cover the distance from the barge to shore in a single span. To ensure design integrity, Chamco constructed a custom-designed supporting structure for the shore pipe.