Rosh Pinah – CPT & Mostap


Fraser Alexander


June – July 2018


Rosh Pinah, Namibia

Rosh Pinah Mine TSF, Cone Penetration Testing

Fraser Alexander is undertaking site investigation work at the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) at Trevali Rosh Pinah lead and zinc mine which is in southern Namibia.

Fraser Alexander contracted PMI Construction Services SA (PMI) for the execution of the piezocone testing and Mostap sampling on the Tailings Storage Facility.

The Scope of Work included

2 days of inductions, medicals, training and inspections

12 No CPT tests on penetrable tailings dams

Dissipation testing as per specifications

6 No 500mm Mostap samples from a maximum depth of 20m


PMI Resources on Site

PMI 200kN trailer mounted hydraulic CPT rig


The works were executed in accordance with the stipulations of the relevant British Standards, Clause 3.1 of BS 1377:1990: Part 9

The contract was executed within budget and on time.