Manufacturers want to cover their stockpiles, if only covering existing stockpiles was easy. Most were not designed to be covered and the mere thought of doing it sounds impossible without downtime and extremely high costs. The solution? Geometrica specializes in revolutionary bulk storage and materials handling solutions around the globe.
We appreciate repeat business! In 2002, Geometrica designed a 73m bulk storage dome for Les Ciments du Sahel in Senegal. This installation led to a follow up project in 2010, with Geometrica designing and installing a circular structure covering an limestone stockpile spanning 94m. Both domes have improved Ciments du Sahel's runoff and air quality measures and add a vivid touch of blue to the landscape.
We are honored to be inducted in the the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. Our "Founding Father" Francisco Castaño, Sr., our Freedome® technology, and our CEO Francisco Castano, Jr. have all played a part in advancing storage and materials handling solutions for the mining industry.
It is a lovely port city. As Mexico's traditional and colorful gateway, Veracruz welcomes trade and tourists with friendship and warmth. But it is not as welcoming to metal buildings. Veracruz is a notoriously corrosive location. Host to oil processing and refining complexes, the city has a tropical, industrial, humid, marine, salt-sprayed, "ISO 9223-C5 very high corrosivity" atmosphere. Corrosion there feasts on metal faster than tourists on tacos. And Veracruz also suffers from hurricanes bearing in from the Gulf of Mexico every few years.
Yoga is often inspiring. It strengthens a body even while achieving slenderness. It helps control the bulk and achieve inner peace. Oh, so much like a dome. Structural engineers and yogis both strive for balance and stability, as our writer describes this month. Please read on to environmental Nirvana.
If mines, ports, power and cement plants around the world have one thing in common, it's the need to have enormous stockpiles of dry bulk material. And, managing these stockpiles for greater sustainability, efficiency, safety and protection is an increasing challenge. We have the solution.
Francisco Castaño, CEO of Geometrica, will deliver a speech at the upcoming Bravo MX: Innovation Rockstars event at the Plaza Condesa in Mexico City on July 7. For the second consecutive year, Castaño will be recognized as one of Mexico’s most successful entrepreneurs. Produced by Entrepreneur magazine, the event mixes business and inspiration with the high energy of rock.
Geometrica’s Freedome® takes on dream-like shapes, but designing a column-free dome to cover an irregular area is just the beginning. When finished, some of our domes have more than 100,000 individual pieces - all different from each other. How do we keep costs low and installation fast? Ever painted-by-numbers?
Regardless of geography or climate, Geometrica solves dust problems with endless design options. We believe that industry can be dust-defiant, tread more softly around Mother Nature, and be a good corporate citizen — without breaking the budget — sustainably.
Geometrica’s Freedome® at Bocamina Ⅱ is one of our most challenging and successful projects covering nearly 23,000m2 without any interior columns. Here’s a short video with a bird’s-eye view.