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Construction in Mining

Remote sensing key for construction in mining

By: Anna Moross     16th July 2021 Remote sensing techniques – the distanced procurement of information about objects or areas with indirect contact sensors – can improve the speed, accuracy and cost effectiveness of surveying for construction in mining, says University of Pretoria Department of Engineering and Technology... 

Pandemic approach ensures future prospects

By: Anna Moross     16th July 2021 Construction and mining service group Teichmann’s Covid-19 approach enabled it to not only create new opportunities in mining construction but also ensured work was completed on schedule.  

TEICHMANN CONTRACT 
By mobilising before the border closures and other Covid-19 restrictions were imposed by governments, the company was well prepared to complete the Moma project
TEICHMANN CONTRACT By mobilising before the border closures and other Covid-19 restrictions were imposed by governments, the company was well prepared to complete the Moma project

Portfolio growth spurs construction projects

By: Anna Moross     16th July 2021 The East Manganese mine construction project, in the Northern Cape, is part of investment company Menar’s strategy to diversify its mineral portfolio, says Menar head of projects Gerhard Cronje.  

EAST MANGANESE MINE
Construction at the manganese mine began in September 2020 with various civil infrastructure components
EAST MANGANESE MINE Construction at the manganese mine began in September 2020 with various civil infrastructure components

MRT Global

16th July 2021 Leading South African engineering company MRT Global specialises in providing multi-disciplinary engineering services including civil, structural, mechanical, piping, plate work, electrical and instrumentation, construction and plant maintenance projects.   Established in 2014, MRT Global has... 

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Positive mining developments halted by Covid-19

By: Tracy Hancock     17th July 2020 Before the Covid-19 outbreak, major mining companies indicated that, for the first time in many years, government and the mining industry were having meaningful dialogue that could realise positive outcomes, says diversified infrastructure and services construction company Concor Construction CEO... 

COLLABORATION EXPECTATION
A more collaborative approach regarding the development of mining infrastructure is expected in future, as well as more involvement by the State
COLLABORATION EXPECTATION A more collaborative approach regarding the development of mining infrastructure is expected in future, as well as more involvement by the State

Less demand for outsourced labour

By: Tracy Hancock     17th July 2020 There has been a sharp decline in demand for labour for mining-related construction projects amid the Covid-19 outbreak, with some projects on hold, as mines focus on their core business. This is according to technical recruitment company Oxyon director Pierre Bekker, who tells Mining Weekly that... 

CONSTRUCTION CURTAILED The reopening of South Africa’s mines has been staggered and construction projects have been delayed to focus on production
CONSTRUCTION CURTAILED The reopening of South Africa’s mines has been staggered and construction projects have been delayed to focus on production

Moma to move 7 000 t plant along newly built road

By: Tracy Hancock     17th July 2020 The construction of a purpose-built, 23-km-long, 66-m-wide road for the relocation of wet concentrator plant (WCP) B and its dredge at the Moma titanium minerals mine, on the north-east coast of Mozambique, is on track to be completed in the third quarter of this year, says Ireland-headquartered... 

THE ROAD AHEAD
The road for the relocation of wet concentrator plant at Moma has a weight-bearing capacity of 8.4 t/m2
THE ROAD AHEAD The road for the relocation of wet concentrator plant at Moma has a weight-bearing capacity of 8.4 t/m2

Project involvement increasing for contractor

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     19th July 2019 Mining contractor Moolmans is showcasing its shaft-sinking and access development capacities at the Platreef platinum project, in the North West, with Shaft 1 close to the planned shaft bottom, at 982 m below the surface. 

PROJECT UNDERWAY
The expected completion of Shaft 1 sinking at Platreef is July 2020
PROJECT UNDERWAY The expected completion of Shaft 1 sinking at Platreef is July 2020

Plant expansions, investment drive mine growth

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     19th July 2019 Mozambique-focused titanium minerals producer Kenmare Resources plc has invested in three internal growth projects for its Moma mine, the world’s largest titanium minerals deposit, in order to increase its annual ilmenite production by approximately 20%. The miner benefits from relatively fixed... 

HARD AT WORK
The processing capacity of WCP B has been increased by 20%
HARD AT WORK The processing capacity of WCP B has been increased by 20%

Realiability of crane in corrosive environment wins Condra repeat order from Lonmin

19th July 2019 Thirty years of reliable duty in a corrosive environment has won crane and hoist manufacturer Condra a repeat order from platinum miner Lonmin Platinum for an overhead tankhouse crane to replace an identical machine delivered 30 years ago. 

WITHSTANDING TIME
Thirty years of reliability wins Condra a repeat order
WITHSTANDING TIME Thirty years of reliability wins Condra a repeat order

Mining construction using safe, quality materials

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     19th July 2019 With the extensive range of fully serrated, multi-directional non-slip floor gratings, stair treads and safety handrails that manufacturer Vital Engineering supplies, the company is involved in several projects where it supplies mines with mild steel, galvanised steel and stainless-steel products... 

SECURE STEPS
Vital’s range of floor gratings reduces the potential for accidents caused by slippage
SECURE STEPS Vital’s range of floor gratings reduces the potential for accidents caused by slippage

Economy challenges construction equipment industry

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     19th July 2019 The local construction and mining equipment industry is facing a number of challenges, owing to economic changes, a lack of projects and a downsizing of construction companies because of disinvestment, says industry body the Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers’ Association (Conmesa). 

Applied Mineral Technologies

16th July 2019 Established in 2001, South African materials handling systems and processing plants construction company Applied Mineral Technologies (Amtec) has come a long way from being a consultancy to a fully fledged industrial construction company. Amtec specialises in civil, structural, mechanical, piping... 

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Roxgold’s Bagassi South construction activities progress

20th July 2018 Construction at Canadian gold miner Roxgold’s Bagassi South gold project, in Burkina Faso, is progressing well, with the miner continuing “to be on track for delivery of first ore from our second mine expected in the fourth quarter”, comments Roxgold president and CEO John Dorward. Bagassi South... 

CONTINUED PROGRESS Development and construction at Bagassi South has been advancing well
CONTINUED PROGRESS Development and construction at Bagassi South has been advancing well

New crawler excavator available to local market

20th July 2018 The new, robust Hyundai R260LC-9S crawler excavator from construction equipment manufacturer Hyundai Earthmoving Equipment is now available and has been introduced to the Southern African market, says Hyundai Construction Equipment distributor HPE Africa. The R260LC-9S crawler excavator is... 

NEW STOCK HPE Africa imported the Hyundai R260LC-9S crawler excavator for the first time and received the stock in March 2018
NEW STOCK HPE Africa imported the Hyundai R260LC-9S crawler excavator for the first time and received the stock in March 2018

AfriSam offers ‘mine-ready’ concrete, technical expertise

By: Melissa Zisengwe     20th July 2018 As many built structures in the mining environment require the use of aggregates, cement and concrete, leading construction materials supplier AfriSam can collaborate with contractors and mines to design and provide specialist concrete mixes. In addition to offering customised concrete for the... 

MINE READY AfriSam processes and systems ensure high quality consistent readymix concrete products
MINE READY AfriSam processes and systems ensure high quality consistent readymix concrete products

Construction project boosts services demand

By: Melissa Zisengwe     20th July 2018 Multidisciplinary engineering service provider TDS Projects Construction has secured an integrated construction project, which has significantly boosted the company’s order book and the demand for construction services in the local mining sector. In June, TDS was awarded two distinct, but... 

PROJECT OFFTAKE The Matla project is expected to start in September this year
PROJECT OFFTAKE The Matla project is expected to start in September this year

Amtec

17th July 2018 The construction division of minerals processing projects specialist Applied Mineral Technologies (Amtec) is an integral part of the company’s offering. Not only is this division the largest in the company, it is probably the most important, as no project can be undertaken without the manpower... 

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