Tucurui Hydro Project

Tucurui Hydro Project The Tucurui Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Tocantins River located near Para, Brazil. This was the first large-scale hydroelectric project in the Brazilian Amazon Rain forest. This dam can produce 8,370 megawatts and was built in two phases from 1975 to 2010. During construction of phase 2 of the dam one goal

Highway 28 Rock Blasting

Highway 28 Rock Blasting Konya Industries was tasked with designing and implementing the blast design for the four lane Highway 28 project located north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Working with the drilling and blasting contractor, KESCO Inc, a new method of presplitting was used to break the extremely weak rock and ensure the safety of the travelers

Blasting the Diamond Pipes at Ekati

Ekati Blast Design and Training Konya Industries has been working with the Ekati Diamond Mine (out of Yellowknife, Canada) since before the mine had first gone into operation designing the presplitting and production blasts and training engineers.   Background The Ekati Diamond Mine lies near the Arctic Circle mining kimberlite diamond pipes in ancient Pre-Cambrian Granite. With the weak

Cooper River Bridge

Cooper River Bridge Project Konya Industries was the lead on the design for demolition of the Cooper River Bridge Project. This project involved the explosive demolition of bridge piers that spanned the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. These bridge piers spanned over two miles through the river and were composed of the old Grace