A Mining Turnkey Solution

    Boipelo Mining Contractors has won a contract from Universal Coal for mining and related services at New Clydesdale Colliery in Mpumalanga.

    The plant is supplied by Boipelo Mining Contractors, which is a joint venture between Murray & Roberts Cementation and Makgala’s Amandla TM Group.

    According to Charles Makgala, executive partner at Boipelo Mining Contractors, the turnkey contract covers three underground sections of the mine and work began in February of this year.

    The current operation is on the 2# lower with a complete suite of equipment to support three continuous miner sections. Boipelo Mining Contractors is also responsible for the installation and maintenance of the conveyor and ventilation infrastructure.

    Job prospects
    “The project will employ 175 people directly, over and above which there will be sub-contractors on site when necessary,” says Allan Widlake, Boipelo
    Mining Contractors executive partner and new business director at Murray & Roberts Cementation. As part of the mining services offered, Boipelo Mining Contractors will also be negotiating the geological features of three mining sections, which is likely to require drilling and blasting of dykes in the orebody when necessary.

    New Clydesdale Colliery, whose roots go back its initial formation in 1942, when the first exploration borehole was drilled, produces thermal coal for local consumption and the export market. The mine has been operated by Universal Coal since 2016, and is one of four in South Africa owned by the company.

    Murray & Roberts Cementation
    Allan Widlake, Tel: (011) 201-5000
    Email: info.cementation@murrob.com
    www.cementation.murrob.com