Technical Services

Systems Operation

On behalf of AlpTransit Gotthard AG, SIEMAG TECBERG operated the fully automatic shaft-hoisting system for the transport of rock, building material, and personnel during the entire construction phase of the new Gotthard base tunnel in the Sedrun subsection from 2002 to mid-2012. Besides the main hoisting equipment, the system included an auxiliary hoisting system, the rope handling equipment, and a mobile rescue winch.

The winder was able to transport 6,350t of waste a day, plus 50 material units, and 960 persons daily. This capacity required a 4-rope Koepe winder with a three-phase motor as direct drive, which at an output of 4,200kW powered a rope-guided double-deck cage with 50.8t payload and counterweight.

A further single-drum shaft-hoisting system with a double-deck cage for 1.6t payload served as an auxiliary man-riding winder and for evacuation in emergencies.

Operating model: Turn Key Systems & Service Support Contract

  • Operation by SIEMAG TECBERG's own qualified mining personnel
  • 24-hour operation on all weekdays
  • Operation certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008
  • TAS/BVOS safety standards and the relevant DIN EN standards

Technical brochures