Doppelmayr Transport Technology RopeCon Video

Mt. Olyphant RopeCon® – Hurricane-proof and sustainable.

Customer requirements:

On Jamaica, the world’s leading aluminium producer Alcoa was looking into several ways to transport their raw material, bauxite. A distance of 3.4 km and a vertical descent of 470 m had to be covered from the mine at Mt. Olyphant to the railhead at St. Jago. Existing roads for transport by truck lead through inhabited areas, and a by-pass road would have been too costly both in terms of construction and maintenance.

Our solution:

The Mt. Olyphant RopeCon® transports 1,200 tons of sticky bauxite per hour and needs just one section to cover the entire distance. The material is discharged onto a debris cone, and no line structures obstruct the wheeled loaders which take up the material from there. With RopeCon®, our customer got a truly sustainable solution: space requirements were minimised, 1,200 truck journeys a day along with the associated emissions of CO2 and fine dust were saved, and the system generates approximately 1,300 kW of braking energy per hour which is fed back into the power grid.

Not even hurricane Dean, a category 4 storm which ravaged the island with winds of up to 249 km/h, caused any harm to the installation: the system was back in operation as soon as the necessary safety checks had been carried out.

Transported Material: Bauxite
Horizontal length 3.377 m
Vertical rise -470 m
Conveying capacity 1.200 t/h
Motor rating, continuous -1320 kW


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2 thoughts on “Doppelmayr Transport Technology RopeCon Video”

  1. Dear Sirs,
    We, DongYang P&F, are one of the leading company for the supply of solid handling system in Korea. Please refer to our website of We have many successful references in various kinds of solid handling projects worldwide including Chille, Panama, Phillipine, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as well as Korea market. We would like to have an opportunity to cooperate with your company for our current projects. Can you inform us of the contact detail for the person in charge of your organization in this case?
    Thanks and regards,
    Richard (Y.E.) Kim
    Senior Managing Director
    Dongyang P&F Global Service
    M: +82 10 5316 7326

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