How did we do it?

Challenge

Codelco (Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile) is a state-owned Chilean company and the world’s largest copper producing company. For the Andina mine, located in the Andes Mountains, Codelco needed 3 mining structures. These structures had to serve as warehouses for construction material. They needed to withstand a wind speed up to 150 km/h and a snow load of 400 kg/m².  The structures had to be installed on a remote location, 2.200 meters above sea level.

Solution

Veldeman designed a custom made 30m wide reinforced TFS structure. It was developed in compliance with Chilean construction standards. The structure consists of an aluminium frame with a high quality PVC fabric cover. It combines the advantages of a lightweight structure with the strength, safety and finishing of a permanent building. A great asset is its excellent snow shedding ability thanks to the unique curved roof, which has a slope of 25°. Moreover, the structure is extendable and relocatable.

Three mining structures were delivered: 2 structures of 30m by 75m and one structure of 30m by 100m. The lightweight design allowed for a quick installation with limited site preparations. Veldeman provided a total solution, including lighting, electrical systems, heating and doors.

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Customized in five steps

Based on your wishes and needs, we define the scope of the project.
According to your needs, we elaborate a project based on standard products or develop a custom fabric structure. Our total solution is finished according to your wishes and needs, e.g. power supply, heating, lighting, air conditioning, decoration etc.
In the event of purchase, your fabric structure is produced in our own fabrics and metal department. For rentals, we have an extensive rental stock at our disposal. Our experienced project managers will see to the logistics coordination of your project.
Your project will be built by our own professional assemblers or under our supervision. On the work site too our project managers will ensure the rigorous coordination of the works.
You can turn to us also after delivery. We attach a great deal of importance to the quality of our after-sales service.

„Don‘t limit
your challenges
challenge
your limits!“

Andy Moors, CEO

Team Veldeman

Ready to take your challenge

Are you looking for a unique solution for the covering of your location? Whatever the type of covering you are looking for, you can be sure we are up for the challenge. We will do all we can to bring every project to a successful conclusion! Will you let us prove ourselves?

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