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Units resist harsh conditions

17th March 2023 Engineering solutions specialist BMG has completed the two-phase upgrade of its in-house BTC bearing block unit (BBU) and housing range of products, which is manufactured exclusively for BMG, to stringent quality and safety specifications. “Although the BTC range was developed for light to medium... 

Cooling towers for Kloof refrigeration plant expansion

17th March 2023 Thermal solutions specialist IWC has designed, fabricated and erected a new pultruded glass reinforced polyester (GRP) condenser cooling tower for multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kloof gold mine. The construction of the new chiller condenser cooling tower was... 

A plltruded glass reinforced polyester condenser cooling tower installed on a mining site.
COOLING KLOOF The new chiller condenser cooling tower installation at the Kloof gold mine was completed last month

Mining BEVs set to launch

By: Tracy Hancock     17th March 2023 Underground mining mobile equipment specialist MacLean Engineering is expanding its battery electric vehicle portfolio this year with the launch of three new mining vehicles that further address ventilation-related energy costs, improve health and safety through diesel-free work environments, and... 

Multimillion-rand shaft construction soldiers on

By: Tracy Hancock     17th March 2023 The R137-million Mngeni shaft project at the Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC), in Emakhalathini, KwaZulu-Natal, is edging closer to completion, with water infrastructure and electrical reticulation installed last month. This month, basic surface infrastructure, such as offices and change... 

Mine site under construction with exposed ground, earthmoving equipment.
ON SCHEDULE The Mngeni shaft project is expected to achieve first coal in October this year, which is about 12 months after its start date

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