Tenova Mining & Minerals South African black empowered operating arm, Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa, has been awarded a significant materials handling contract by Sasol Mining. The award forms part of Sasol Mining’s Tweedraai expansion project in Secunda, South Africa, which will see part of the Syferfontein mine replaced.

This is one of the projects under way to ensure Sasol has modern replacement operations to replace some of its long-standing, but depleting, mines. The project includes the use of optimized steel structures and designs utilizing advanced technologies, which have been developed in-house over the past decade by Tenova Mining & Minerals’ South Africa trading division, Tenova TAKRAF Africa. The company is a leading open pit mining, underground solutions and bulk handling specialist and will design and execute the project.

The new conveyor system includes the design and installation of three conveyors totaling 3km, which will convey coal at 4800 tonnes per hour design capacity. Electrical and instrumentation systems, as well as bulk earthworks and civil foundations for the conveyor system and transfer towers, also form part of the contract.  

The award is the culmination of ongoing engagement between Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa and Sasol Mining, a business of the international integrated energy and chemical company, Sasol. Tenova has been involved from initiation of the proposal phase, with its focus being on fully meeting the client’s requirements, whilst at the same time, ensuring a technically and commercially superior bid.

“This major award reinforces and continues our proud and long standing relationship with Sasol Mining,” says Tenova TAKRAF Africa managing director Riccardo Tonini. “We believe that successful execution of the project will create a sound foundation on which Tenova Mining & Minerals can continue to build its relationship with Sasol Mining well into the future.”

Tenova Mining & Minerals is a total integrated solutions provider to the global mining, bulk materials handling, and minerals beneficiation and processing sectors, offering innovative technological solutions and full process and commodity knowledge across the mining & minerals industry value chain. Tenova is a worldwide supplier of advanced technologies, products and engineering services for the metals and mining industries.

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