After such large and prestigious projects as a natural sewage treatment station in Ghardaia, Algeria or relining of Morwell Main Drain in Australia, Icopal again set off to conquer yet another continent with Siplast’s Teranap TP geomembranes. This time it was Cerro Negro gold mine in Patagonia, Argentina, which needed an exceptional waterproofing system to protect the soil and groundwater against contamination during the mining process. The bitumen geomembranes Teranap TP 531 and 431 selected for this project and installed in a 600,000 square meter basin meet the most rigorous requirements.
At the beginning of the application process, a Siplast specialist was on site to provide support and to ensure that the installation goes smoothly. Before the process started, a Spanish-Argentinian contractor – Celesur - conducted initial training regarding geomembrane application at the Siplast factory training center in France.
The first gold output from Cerro Negro is expected in the middle of 2014.