Inspection finds DSTP system in good condition


AN inspection of the deep sea tailings placement (DSTP) system being used by the Ramu NiCo Management (MCC) at its Basamuk refinery in Madang has concluded that it is in good condition.
The inspection was conducted recently by independent consultants from Australia.
The two consultants, from the Aus-ROV Pty Ltd, were engaged to carry out an integrity check on the DSTP pipeline placement assisted by the MCC corporate health, safety and environment officers Moses Yaa, Steven Opur and Enny Marason.
Yaa said they checked whether there was any exterior fracture along the pipeline or any displacement of the pipeline.
An under-water robot called the remote operating vehicle was used to capture images along the pipeline from the shore of the Basamuk refinery covering the tailings mixing tank to the outlet of the tailings at Basamuk Bay in Rai Coast.