United Mining Services (UMS) Group, incorporating the internationally recognised Mining Engineering Technical Services (METS) and Shaft Sinkers brands, is a leader in the mining and minerals processing sectors.
Sixty-year-old brands METS and Shaft Sinkers have collectively undertaken over 250 contracts globally and pioneered many industry innovations related specifically to safety and production optimisation.
The UMS Group has capitalised on METS and Shaft Sinkers’ vast knowledge, while also attracting the industry’s best talent. The Group prides itself on its ingenuity in solving mining and mineral processing
challenges and, together with the extensive skills sets and intellectual property in METS and Shaft Sinkers, offers a one-stop mining and minerals processing services firm with the capacity to build new mines and processing plants, from concept through to commissioning and operation.
“Having all this under one roof has the advantage for clients that they deal with a single source for the design, costing and scheduling from an actual contractor who then executes the designs. This allows for seamless integration between the project phases, gives greater cost and schedule accuracy and ultimately reduces risk for the client, ” states respected mining industry specialist and Group CEO, Digby Glover.
The UMS Group has a growing global reputation and was recently awarded contracts for a 700 m deep shaft in the US and shaft design for a new project in Botswana.
In South Africa, the company is undertaking a shaft compensating tower project for a deep level gold mine and a shaft refurbishment project for a manganese operation.
The UMS Group’s capabilities include:
- Engineering and project management • Shaft sinking
- Shaft inspection, refurbishment and optimisation services
- Capital infrastructure project services
- Contract mining
- Minerals processing design and execution • Consulting services including technical reviews, owners team representation as well as safety and quality advisory services.