The aim of the project is to investigate and define a new three-dimensional forecasting model through the use of the Finite Element Method (FEM), which will allow sustainable mining to continue at the El Perecil quarry and also extend its working lifespan.

CTV intends to acquire the new knowledge necessary in order to develope an efficient and optimized tool which will then be used to extend the extraction period of the above-mentioned quarry. The new tool will deliver real-time data concerning the water division at the saltwater/freshwater boundary of the hydrographic basin in the vicinity of the open-cast excavation whilst also providing a clear picture of the truly-exploitable reserves of the quarry.