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Mine Site Accommodation

Solar solutions power up prefabricated housing

By: Kimberley Smuts     26th August 2016 Tailored energy solutions provider ZRW Mechanika is supplying its solar power panels for prefabricated housing on mining sites across Africa, particularly Mozambique, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), receiving positive feedback from mining companies in the process. On the back... 

A$21m fundraising advances Tanlouka camp construction

26th August 2016 Having received commitments to raise about A$21-million through a placement of 70-million shares at a price of A$0.30 a share, Perth-based gold company West African Resources can continue to rapidly progress its Tanlouka gold project. The placement proceeds will be used to start early civil... 

ON TRACK
The Tanlouka gold project feasibility study is on track to be completed in the fourth quarter
ON TRACK The Tanlouka gold project feasibility study is on track to be completed in the fourth quarter

Solution provider servicing Holden mine clean-up

26th August 2016 Modular building solutions provider Vesta Housing Solutions has been awarded a contract for British-Australian multinational mining corporation Rio Tinto’s Holden Mine Cleanup project. The facility provided by Vesta, in partnership with food and support services provider ESS Support Services... 

Specialist plays key role in mine shutdown and upgrade

25th March 2016 On-site and prefabricated accommodation specialist Speedspace has assisted Botswana-based copper and nickel smelting company BCL with mine-site accommodation solutions for the shutdown and upgrading of its 11-year-old cooling system at its smelting furnace located at Selebi Phikwe. Speedspace... 

STRATEGIC POSITIONING
Speedspace’s Botswana-based rental fleet enabled the accommodation project at BCL to be completed without any delays
STRATEGIC POSITIONING Speedspace’s Botswana-based rental fleet enabled the accommodation project at BCL to be completed without any delays

Interim housing supplier targets growth despite industry turmoil

By: Malusi Mkhize     25th March 2016 Modular buildings manufacturer Kwikspace is involved in several prospective mining projects in Africa while the local industry struggles to recover from low commodity prices. “Our prefabricated rental buildings are an economical and practical solution when accommodation is needed for less than... 

Interim housing supplier targets growth despite industry turmoil

Camp completed for Sudan operation

25th March 2016 Modular structure solutions provider Ark Prefab has delivered a camp as part of a procurement, construction and commissioning of facilities package to accommodate mine workers at the Kush project, in Sudan, operated by a large Russian mining company.  In 2015, Ark Prefab began erecting the camp,... 

COMPETITIVE CAPACITY Shanghai, China-based Ark Prefab currently has a yearly prefabricated building production capacity of 75 000 m2
COMPETITIVE CAPACITY Shanghai, China-based Ark Prefab currently has a yearly prefabricated building production capacity of 75 000 m2

Manufacturer promotes sustainable buildings for mining industry

By: Malusi Mkhize     25th March 2016 Modular building solutions provider Perfect-Places is assessing the building needs of the South African mining industry with an eye to introducing its range of thermal-insulated modular homes that reduce construction time.  The Cape Town-based company constructs buildings that are warmer in... 

ENERGY SAVER Perfect-Places offers a building solution that is warmer in winter and cooler in summer, reducing the need for heating and cooling
ENERGY SAVER Perfect-Places offers a building solution that is warmer in winter and cooler in summer, reducing the need for heating and cooling

Energy efficiency provides the edge amid escalating costs

By: Malusi Mkhize     25th March 2016 Modular homes and prefabricated building supplier Afripanel highlights the significant advantage of using energy efficient prefabricated buildings for mine-site accommodation solutions amid rising electricity and fossil fuels costs. Afripanel MD Jaco Schultz tells Mining Weekly that the company... 

CONSTRUCTION EFFICIENCY 
The Afripanel modular building system is designed to reduce construction time on site
CONSTRUCTION EFFICIENCY The Afripanel modular building system is designed to reduce construction time on site

Redeployable solutions address economic downturn

25th March 2016 Integrated redeployable camp solutions provider Weatherhaven RCS is focused on supplying major, junior and exploration mining companies with military base solutions in the form of its shelters for mine-site accommodation. According to Weatherhaven RCS, its products are designed to be redeployed,... 

MOBILITY MATTERS
Weatherhaven RCS shelters provide flexibility, which enables effective manual relocation
MOBILITY MATTERS Weatherhaven RCS shelters provide flexibility, which enables effective manual relocation

Push to supply longer-term lodgings  

By: Malusi Mkhize     24th March 2016 Housing and building construction system company Moladi believes mining companies, which are currently dealing with the commodities downturn, should invest in longer-term building solutions for the purpose of on-site accommodation, as opposed to more traditional prefabricated modular buildings.... 

MORE TO OFFER Moladi’s green building technology is up to six to eight times stronger than traditional brick and cement structures
MORE TO OFFER Moladi’s green building technology is up to six to eight times stronger than traditional brick and cement structures

Mining communities receive R18bn funding – Zuma

By: David Oliveira     28th August 2015 Distressed mining communities in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West have received R18-billion worth of funding to date, South African President Jacob Zuma said in a media statement, published in June this year. The majority of funding had come... 

JACOB ZUMA Government embraces partnerships because we understand that when working together we can achieve much more
Photo by Duane Daws
JACOB ZUMA Government embraces partnerships because we understand that when working together we can achieve much more

Botswana project receives modular building solutions

By: David Oliveira     28th August 2015 Prefabricated building supplier Speedspace delivered 4 256 m2 of mobile preassembled building solutions to Botswana government-owned nickel and copper producer BCL last month. Company MD Hennie Wiggett notes that the 135 units, including housing, ablution facilities, offices, security units and... 

TIGHT DELIVERY SCHEDULE
Speedspace delivered 4 256 m2 of preassembled buildings to house contractors at BCL’s smelter plant for its shutdown programme
TIGHT DELIVERY SCHEDULE Speedspace delivered 4 256 m2 of preassembled buildings to house contractors at BCL’s smelter plant for its shutdown programme

Local company begins prefabricated building construction in Kitwe

By: David Oliveira     28th August 2015 Prefabricated building solutions manufacturer and supplier African Modular Building Solutions (AMBS) is constructing an emergency communication and control call centre facility, comprised of six buildings, for Zambian copper producer Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) at the company’s headquarters, in... 

CORE COMFORT
AMBS’s newest 60-mm-thick polyurethane core panels have similar insulation properties to a wall of 2.5 bricks thick
CORE COMFORT AMBS’s newest 60-mm-thick polyurethane core panels have similar insulation properties to a wall of 2.5 bricks thick

Charter noncompliance impacts on living conditions

28th August 2015 The Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR’s) report on compliance with the Mining Charter shows that the drive to improve the living standards of mineworkers has not been fully realised, says independent nongovernmental organisation the Bench Marks Foundation lead researcher David van Wyk,... 

IMPROVED HOUSING STANDARD A compliance report on the Mining Charter shows that the drive to improve the living standards of mineworkers has not been fully realised
Photo by Duane Daws
IMPROVED HOUSING STANDARD A compliance report on the Mining Charter shows that the drive to improve the living standards of mineworkers has not been fully realised

Burkino Faso mine to receive locally manufactured building materials solution

By: David Oliveira     28th August 2015 South African prefabricated building manufacturer Kwikspace is shipping its KwikMax building material solution to a mine in Burkino Faso, where it will be used to erect offices, ablution facilities and a dining room, covering about 250 m2. Kwikspace building solutions manager David van Zyl tells... 

DESTINATION BURKINO FASO Kwikspace is shipping its KwikMax building material solution to a mine in Burkino Faso, where it will be used to erect 250 m2 of building space
DESTINATION BURKINO FASO Kwikspace is shipping its KwikMax building material solution to a mine in Burkino Faso, where it will be used to erect 250 m2 of building space

Canvas and Tent

28th August 2015 Founded over four decades ago, Canvas and Tent is a global leader in the manufacture of canvas and polyvinyl chloride-related products. The company’s client base comprises local and international military, humanitarian, mining and construction organisations. The company is a preferred supplier to... 

Canvas and Tent

‘Industrial hotel’ facilities enable mine to focus on core business

By: Donna Slater     27th March 2015 Outsourcing the construction and management of worker accommodation enables a mining company to fully focus on its core activity, says relocatable and modular building company Waco International CEO Stephen Goodburn. 

BUILD, OWN, OPERATE Abacus Space Solutions provides a turnkey mine accomodation service
BUILD, OWN, OPERATE Abacus Space Solutions provides a turnkey mine accomodation service

Merger will bolster camp service offering

By: Donna Slater     27th March 2015 The merger between outsourcing company Tsebo Outsourcing Group and catering and hospitality services company Allterrain Services (ATS), is set to bolster the companies’ service offering to the mine site accommodation industry by combining their expertise and client base throughout Africa and abroad. 

CLIVE SMITH
Tsebo has been successful in securing some of Africa’s multinational, blue-chip brands, from financial services to the resources sector, as part of its customer base
CLIVE SMITH Tsebo has been successful in securing some of Africa’s multinational, blue-chip brands, from financial services to the resources sector, as part of its customer base

Zambia housing project nears completion

By: Donna Slater     27th March 2015 The R28-million mine housing project at Zambia-based copper mine Mopani Copper Mines is currently 85% complete, reports Roodepoort-based prefabricated buildings company African Modular Building Solutions (AMBS). 

IN-HOUSE MANUFACTURING
To enhance the quality of its products, AMBS manufactures several key components in-house
Photo by Duane Daws
IN-HOUSE MANUFACTURING To enhance the quality of its products, AMBS manufactures several key components in-house

Revitalisation of mining towns critical

27th March 2015 It is important for the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements to hold those tasked with the implementation of the Special Presidential Package for Distressed Mining Towns accountable, chairperson Nocawe Mafu says, stating that this project is critical for the wellbeing of the... 

Macerating sewage pumps ideal for mine site accommodation

27th March 2015 Macerating pumping systems are ideal for temporary sewage networks, as are required during the construction of a mine, owing to the system’s flexibility and ability to pump sewage through small bore pipes to a central collection facility, such as a septic tank or municipal sewage line, says the... 

FLEXIBLE SYSTEM
Saniflo sewage pumps are the ideal solution for modular buildings as they can be easily installed and removed
FLEXIBLE SYSTEM Saniflo sewage pumps are the ideal solution for modular buildings as they can be easily installed and removed

Canvas and Tent

27th March 2015 Founded over four decades ago, Canvas and Tent is a global leader in the manufacture of Canvas and polyvinyl chloride-related products. The company’s client base comprises local and international military, humanitarian, mining and construction organisations. The company is a preferred supplier to... 

Canvas and Tent

Sustainable accommodation for SA mineworkers

By: Bruce Montiea     29th August 2014 Operational campsite design specialist Akhani Group has signed an agreement with alternative housing solutions provider Lightweight Energy Panels Africa (Lepa) in June to market and distribute Lepa’s lightweight construction panels. The panels are used to build temporary and permanent living... 

WALLED OFF
Lepa’s lightweight construction panels are designed to keep rooms cool in summer and warm in winter
WALLED OFF Lepa’s lightweight construction panels are designed to keep rooms cool in summer and warm in winter

Mobile homes suitable for mine site accommodation

By: Bruce Montiea     29th August 2014 Mineworkers who are comfortable and content are more productive, which is why prefabricated building manufacturer Hi-Way Parkhomes designs its transportable and modular buildings, that can be built on-site, to combine all the amenities of home in a convenient and robust package. Hi-Way Parkhomes... 

REMOTE ACCOMMODATION
Mine accommodation cannot be built as permanent structures, resulting in increased demand for prefabricated structures
REMOTE ACCOMMODATION Mine accommodation cannot be built as permanent structures, resulting in increased demand for prefabricated structures

Durable camps popular among remote mines

By: Bruce Montiea     29th August 2014 Gauteng-based camp solutions provider Dynamic African Projects (DAP’s) mining camps can last for up to 20 years in constant use and are popular among mining companies operating in remote areas, says director Wesley Nel. He tells Mining Weekly that clients that have benefitted from the... 

TURNKEY PACKAGE 
DAP is one of the few companies that not only erects mobile buildings but also provides related services such as concrete and sewerage works, as well as water and electrical reticulation
TURNKEY PACKAGE DAP is one of the few companies that not only erects mobile buildings but also provides related services such as concrete and sewerage works, as well as water and electrical reticulation

Plastic piping systems help miners meet charter requirements

By: Bruce Montiea     29th August 2014 UK-based plastic piping systems manufacturer Polypipe can assist mining companies in complying with the Mining Charter’s requirements that mineworkers’ housing and living conditions be improved, by supplying piping systems for new mining accommodation, says Polypipe export sales manager Philip... 

PIPING IT
Polypipe supplies piping systems for new mining accommodation
PIPING IT Polypipe supplies piping systems for new mining accommodation

Mineworkers benefit from wholesome living environments

By: Bruce Montiea     29th August 2014 Mineworkers and subcontractors working on remote sites in Southern Africa have a home away from home, as they have benefitted from the wholesome environments and services that specialist remote site manager Fedics Site Services has created for them, says company MD Andrew St Clair-Laing.  He... 

REMOTE LOCATION
Fedics Site Services creates a home away from home for mineworkers
REMOTE LOCATION Fedics Site Services creates a home away from home for mineworkers

Prefab buildings benefit mine site construction team

By: Bruce Montiea     29th August 2014 Prefabricated building manufacturer Kwikspace Modular Buildings has provided temporary accommodation for the construction team currently working to relocate the former Dingleton community to Kathu, to make way for Anglo American-owned iron-ore major Kumba Iron Ore’s expansion operations at Sishen... 

QUICK SPACE
Kwikspace provides temporary accommodation on site
QUICK SPACE Kwikspace provides temporary accommodation on site

Multimillion-rand accommodation project in Mozambique completed

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th March 2014 Prefabricated building manufacturer Kwikspace Modular Buildings last month completed a R100-million accommodation project for the Nacala corridor project in Nacala, Mozambique. A Brazil-based mining major awarded the Nacala camp project to Kwikspace in 2012. 

CAMP EFFICIENCY

The camp at Nacala, Mozambique comprises more than 10 000 m2 of accommodation and support buildings
CAMP EFFICIENCY The camp at Nacala, Mozambique comprises more than 10 000 m2 of accommodation and support buildings

Thirteen new houses handed over to opencast mine employees

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th March 2014 JSE-listed integrated iron-ore and vanadium miner and South Africa’s second-largest steel producer, Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium, handed over 13 newly constructed permanent houses to employees last month at its opencast Mapochs mine, in Limpopo. The company started construction in September... 

FUTURE HOUSING
Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium plans to construct another 17 houses for its opencast Mapochs mine employees
FUTURE HOUSING Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium plans to construct another 17 houses for its opencast Mapochs mine employees

Mining growth in Africa impacts on remote site accommodation demand

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th March 2014 Remote site turnkey services provider and camp site construction group Africamp Services completed a mine site accommodation project in Guinea, where it is aggressively establishing itself to take advantage of the growing requirement in the West African region, and will complete another one in... 

SMART FINISH

A full furniture, furnishings and equipment solution was provided to the Guinea accommodation units
SMART FINISH A full furniture, furnishings and equipment solution was provided to the Guinea accommodation units
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