Ropeway Conveyor Open Pit Mine Grundlsee, Styria


Saint-Gobain Rigips Austria GmbH




2016 - 2018


Geological site investigation, foundation planning and dimensioning, tender design, construction supervision, on-site safety coordination

  • On-site safety coordination
  • Geological site investigation
  • Foundation planning and dimensioning
  • Construction supervision

Project objectives

Propulsion station renewal of the Saint-Gobain Rigips Austria GmbH tipper ropeway conveyor midday between the open pit mine in Wienern/Grundlsee and the processing plant at Bad Aussee.

Project description

The Saint-Gobain Rigips Austria GesmbH runs a ropeway conveyor for transporting raw material (gypsum) between the open pit mine Wienern (Grundlsee) and Bad Aussee. The cable car was built in 1951. In 2017 the propulsion station located midway on the "Auermahd" was renewed.

Project data

8.5 km long ropeway conveyor with tippers
Transport tonnage approx. 275,000t per year, conveying capacity 9t/h
Saving approx. 20,000 truckloads or 350t CO2 per year

Project specifics

The conveyor propulsion station Auermahd is located between Grundlsee and Bad Aussee at an altitude of approximately 1160m.


Geological site investigation, Foundation planning and dimensioning, Tender Design, Foundation construction supervision with account auditing, On-Site safety coordination