Thyssen Mining | Ground Freezing

Artificial ground freezing is a construction technique utilized in poor ground conditions and/or high water inflows. The Thyssen Group has used this ground stabilization method for over 100 years with the first artificial ground freeze project having been completed in 1905. In 1960, Thyssen Mining introduced artificial ground freezing to the Canadian mining industry when the first potash shaft in Saskatchewan was successfully sunk to depth. To date, the Thyssen Group has sunk more than 90 frozen shafts through 30 kilometers of frozen ground, with a frozen shaft depth of up to 860 meters. Thyssen Mining has the equipment and capability to design and operate a ground freezing project of any scale in both mining and civil applications.

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