The DRD Gold Driefontein No. 2 Plant (DP2) has been converted to closed circuit milling, the main objective being to achieve a finer grind for improved gold recovery at its Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) operation near Carletonville. Additional benefits expected from the conversion include enhanced leaching conditions, lower maintenance costs and higher water storage capacity in the current thickeners.
The Steel Services Group was awarded the SMPP (Structural, Mechanical Installation, Platework and Piping contract for this project.
The Chrome Recovery Plant (CRP) project at Modikwa is one component in a very extensive ongoing development. The CRP section comprises of a chrome spiral plant to recover chrome concentrate from the UG2 concentrator plant tailings stream. Nameplate capacity of the CRP is expected to be 288 ktpa of chrome concentrate.
Besides the modifications required ensuring that the shaft would fit once reinstalled in Australia, a major reason for the actual refurbishment was ensuring that the steelwork would meet the Australian customs requirements. They are extremely strict, meaning that the shaft needed to look new. The cleanliness of the steelwork and platforms was incredibly important.
Belmet Marine has sub contracted Steel Services (SS&AI) to fabricate & erect the steelwork and installation of all the platework for the diamond processing plant (approximately 800 ton) on board this newly commissioned, custom built diamond recovery vessel. The vessel will be the most technologically advanced marine diamond recovery vessel in the world.
On behalf of our client RSV International, Steel Services has been retained to dismantle and refurbish the Headframe and the Winderhouse Structures at Impala N 12, near Rustenburg. The structures will be shipped for reuse in Western Australia.
The Steel Services team are working on an exciting project in our neighbouring country, Botswana, a Degrit plant to the value of BWP56 million at Orapa mine, the ninth largest open-cast diamond mine in the world. This is a combined SMPP project. GEAR Mining Construction(GMC), part of the Steel Services group of companies, was awarded the steelwork order by Flour. Steel Services has fabricated the steelwork.
The Steel Services group are excited to announce our acquisition of GEAR Mining Construction. GEAR Mining Construction (Pty) Ltd was started in 1996 in Botswana. The company has been serving the mining industry with innovative, functional solutions for the past thirty five years.
Mopani Headgear on the Nkana Mine in Kitwe, Zambia. This impressive headgear stands at 70 m tall with a total mass of over 1 300 ton.
Steel Services made our first investment in CNC technology in 2012. Currently, Steel Services operates an arsenal of CNC machinery including a plate processor, a high-speed drill line, an angle line, a CNC layout marking machine, a shot blasting system and two structural band saws. The machinery has played a critical role speeding up our process ten-fold.
The new Ferrochrome structure comprised of a multi-bay propped portal with a lean-to, to one side. What makes it outstanding is the size and the fact that there are multiple 80 ton overhead cranes running in two parallel bays at a height of 33m, for a 152m long building. The planning and execution of this project shows the versatility and flexibility of constructing in steel with the added value of technology such as Tekla Structures and Fabtrol MRP.
Bronto Skylift’s XDT models are compact and versatile in design, including the most advanced features that give added value in an increasingly competitive and diversifying business environment. With the acquisition of the Terrex 200t crane, a compact and agile 5-axle crane we have any complex all terrain jobs covered.
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The world's tallest steel headgear at Gold Fields South Deep Twinshaft Vent Shaft won the Mining and Industrial Category. With 5000 torqued bolts - all fitted, innumerable welds all passing the most stringent non-destructive testing and minimal distortion in spite of all the welding, the overall fabrication quality of this project contributed significantly to this award.
The Gold Fields headgear won the "Excellence in the use of structural steel" category at the SAISC Awards. Judges said the project was a flagship in the use of steel and excellently met challenging structural requirements.