Located in the towns of Folgoso de la Ribera and Torre del Bierzo, in the Bierzo Leones, just 20 Km from Ponferrada. Its facilities cover an area of 54 hectares and have all the equipment and training infrastructure and a team of qualified teachers in different branches of engineering and instructors with extensive professional experience to ensure quality and updated technical training.
The facilities are divided into four distinct areas:
Underground construction Area
Electromechanical and renewable energy Area
This area has a practice area of 12 hectares formed by anopen pitand various concourses andpractices pitssky.
The machinery of the area comprisingrigid and articulated dumpers, graders, bulldozers, backhoes, mixed,etc. Also, thanks to an agreement with the company Leica Geosystems hasautomatic guidance systemsin its excavation and earthmoving machinery.
Additionally the area has asimulation center, a pioneer in Spain, with different civil and mining machinery (dump truck, motorgrader, loader and backhoe).
UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION AREA
This area's facilities includetwo parallel tunnels50 square meters section and a current length of 450 meters, which will run until the 676. Also it has aminefor practices with more than 5 kilometers of galleries, aplant of concreteand a concrete quality control laboratoryfor teaching and work control.
Among its machinery has other machinery for tunneling by drill and blast(jumbos, shotcreting robots, low profile blades, etc.)and different sized miners.
Additionally the area has asimulation centerequipped with specific simulators and shotcreting machine jumbo robot.
This area has apractical workshop and electromechanical equipment verificationand two garages to provide complete and updated job training. As singular element there is also a bank of electrical and thermal engines tests for verifying the same engines.
Also the area has awelding shop and boilerequipped with 21 single cabins and other general equipment.
The renewable energies part counts withsolar thermal facilities, photovoltaic, wind and biomassas well as a terrace practices that can run different types of assemblies and check their performance.
This area counts among its facilities withtwo fully automated greenhousesandtwo bowersto train students in the production of native and foreign plant.
Likewise, the area has a differentexperimental vineyardand farmland.
Additionally it has40 hectares of forestland in various species, mainly pine, black oak, oak and chestnut, and different areas of reforestation and restoration in which train students in these techniques.
Machinery, the area includes different types of tractors and implements and toolsfor silvicultural treatments (chainsaws, mowers, trimmers, sprayers, etc).
SCHOOL WORK OF LACIANA
Located in Caboalles de Arriba, in the town of Villablino.
This school has an underground coal mine as driving for students. It also has additional facilities, always designed so that students can carry out practical work in a real scenario. These facilities are:
Processing center and machine room
Welding and electro workshop
Concrete manufacturing plan
Currently this center has paralyzed their activity.