In North-western Colombia, approximately 72 km from the city of Medellín, CGL Sucursal Colombia, a subsidiary of the Canadian mining company Continental Gold Inc., is developing the gold ore deposit Buriticá. The logistics of the project has to overcome some challenges in this very mountainous region. A ropeway will be installed to transport tailings from the valley floor to the paste backfill plant at 1,700m a.s.l. covering a difference in elevation of 646 m. In October 2017, Doppelmayr, headquartered in Wolfurt/Austria, was awarded a contract to build an approximately 1.4 km long ropeway to transport 175 t/h of material in buckets. Commissioning of the system is planned to take place in March 2019.
Doppelmayr Transport Technology GmbH