Site: QAL Red Mud dam # 2 a working bauxite tailings dam
Site description: Firm tailings that can be traversed on foot.
Brief: CPTS provided a quote to complete the testing programme. Between then and a QAL requested site visit by CPTS, fresh tailings were deposited making the site inaccessible to conventional machinery. CPTS were then asked to devise another means of accessing the site.
Service: Following considerable research and negotiations an amphirol was purchased. Major modifications including a full rebuild requiring 1620 man hours to complete were undertaken in-house to ensure that the vehicle could complete the project. The vehicle arrived on site, on time and ready to work. Testing included shear vane, CPTu and seismic dilatometer.
Result: The project was a complete success for all concerned.