Khumani iron ore mine, near the town of Kathu in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, needed to be expanded to replace the tonnage of ore from Assmang’s Beeshoek Mine, which had reached the end of its economic life.
Zutari provided engineering services for Phases 1 and 2 of the Khumani Expansion Project. DRA Global in Australia was the main engineering, procurement and contract management (EPCM) and managing contractor for the project, however, the support of the right local company was critical to successfully conclude this major project.
Zutari formed part of a team of dedicated individuals who completed the bulk earthworks, stormwater systems design, roads, bulk water supply, and civil engineering services for the new mine. The main components of the company’s scope of work included the detailed design of the bulk earthworks and terracing, as well as layer works for:
- Crusher tips
- Workshop terraces
- Overland conveyors
- Stacker and reclaimer bunds for the run-of-mine and product load-out
The bulk earthworks terraces created a base for the downstream development of the mine and were a crucial platform for the success at meeting later deadlines. Without the properly completed groundwork, later components of the project might have experienced unnecessary delays.
Other design services included:
- Bulk water supply connection
- Stormwater canals, berms and pump stations
- Stormwater attenuation dams
- Civil engineering services, including sewer and water reticulation
- On terrace and service roads
The project team’s determination and commitment ensured that Assmang’s new Khumani iron ore mine was recognised as a notable success story in the industry.
Zutari formed part of a team of dedicated individuals who completed the bulk earthworks, stormwater systems design, roads, bulk water supply, and civil engineering services for the new mine.
*The Aurecon Africa business has been officially renamed Zutari as at 21 July 2020. Zutari acquired Aurecon Middle East on 20 November 2020.