John Thompson: Divisional News
ACTOM environmental solutions unit John Thompson APC completes turnkey filtration system upgrade contract for PPC’s Dwaalboom plant
Leading cement producers PPC Ltd commissioned ACTOM’s environmental solutions specialist business unit John Thompson Air Pollution Control to upgrade the dust collection system serving one of the main production lines at PPC’s Dwaalboom plant near Thabazimbi in Limpopo Province.
John Thompson APC wins new de-dusting contract.
ACTOM Group business unit John Thompson Air Pollution Control was recently awarded a multi-million rand contract by leading cement producer PPC Ltd to replace the original finishing mill 6 electrostatic precipitator (ESP) with a bag filter at its De Hoek factory in the Western Cape.
Tenke Fungurume Copper Mine
John Thompson Air Pollution Control wins dust control contract for Tenke Fungurume copper mine’s new sulphuric acid plant
Tenke Fungurume Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one of the world’s largest producers of copper and cobalt, has awarded John Thompson Air Pollution Control (John Thompson APC) a contract on the recommendation of Johannesburg-based engineering and project management contractors Hatch Goba.
John Thompson: Mono-drum Co-generation Boiler
ACTOM group company John Thompson, leading local designers and manufacturers of industrial boilers, has developed a prototype co-generation boiler for use by the sugar and pulp & paper industries.
It has done so in response to market demand by local manufacturers and process industries wanting to upgrade the boilers used in their production processes to perform the additional function of producing co-generation power to be fed into the national electricity grid.
Illovo Sugar Limited R100m boiler contract
Illovo’s Ubombo Mill in Swaziland has awarded John Thompson, a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd, a turnkey contract worth over R100-million to produce an industrial water-tube boiler for an electricity co-generation plant being established at the mill.
This project is part of a broader factory expansion programme to increase Ubombo’s annual sugar output to over 300 000 tonnes.
John Thompson has won The Chairman’s Award for the second year in a row. The award was inaugurated last year to recognise excellent management performance.
At this year’s awards presentation for the financial year end-March 2013, which formed part of the group’s bi-annual review, Group CEO and Chairman Mark Wilson said many of the divisions are exceptionally well-managed, which made picking the winner extremely difficult.
Revolutionary ‘Air Tower’ solution
Leading gas-cleaning and dust control specialists ACTOM Air Pollution Control have been appointed the sole distributor for Southern Africa of an innovative compact and energy-efficient filtration system for use in light industrial applications where low levels of dust and fumes are generated.
The system, the Novus Air Tower, complements ACTOM Air Pollution Control’s core range of dust control and gas-cleaning products and systems, which mainly address the requirements of heavy industry, including the industrial metallurgy, mineral processing and cement manufacturing industries.
Kumba’s Kolomela mine
Leading dust control and gas-cleaning specialists ACTOM Air Pollution Control of Johannesburg recently completed a R16-million contract to improve dust extraction efficiencies on the secondary and tertiary crushers in the mineral processing plant at Kolomela iron ore mine near Postmasburg in the Northern Cape.
PPC’s Slurry cement factory
ACT0M Air Pollution Control recently completed a turnkey contract for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of three high-efficiency bag filters at PPC’s Slurry cement factory near Mafikeng, North West Province.
The multi-million rand contract, awarded in May last year, involved the supply of a 76 000 Am3/hour capacity reverse pulse bag filter to replace the existing Finishing Mill 4’s electrostatic precipitator (ESP). In addition, two bag filters, each with an air moving capacity of 16 000 Am3/hour, were supplied to de-dust two new high efficiency separators that were installed as part of the upgrade.
The installation and commissioning were completed on schedule at the end of April this year.
Kwale Mineral Sands Plant Kenya
ACTOM Air Pollution Control’s experience in catering to the requirements of various mineral sands producers in Southern Africa in recent years was a major factor that counted in its favour in being selected recently to undertake a fast-track dust control upgrade contract for the Kwale mineral sands plant in Kenya.
Kwale mine, owned by Kenyan mining company Base Titanium, is situated near the town of Ukunda
on the Kenyan coast.
Xstrata’s Lion Ferrochrome smelter
At the end of February 2013 ACTOM Air Pollution Control was halfway with erection of the first of three bag houses in its current contract for the control of emissions from the new rotary dryer and two new kilns that form part of the Phase 2 smelter expansion project at Xstrata’s Lion Ferrochrome complex near Steelpoort in Mpumalanga.
De Hoek cement plant de-dusting contract
ACTOM Air Pollution Control has been recognised by PPC Ltd for the efficiency with which it executed a turnkey contract to upgrade the dust control system at PPC’s De Hoek cement factory near Piketberg in the Western Cape.
ASA Metals’ chromite sintering plant
Leading environmental solutions company ACTOM Air Pollution Control has been successful in winning a closely contested dust control contract to provide and install a high-performance reverse pulse bag filter for ASA Metals’ chromite pelletising and sintering plant near Burgersfort, Limpopo Province.
R40-million gas-cleaning contract awarded to ACTOM
A leading local ferromanganese producer recently awarded a R40-million fast-track contract to ACTOM Air Pollution Control for the provision and installation of gas-cleaning equipment for secondary fume extraction at its Gauteng plant.
The plant’s capacity is being increased with the installation of a new large capacity furnace to replace the two furnaces installed when the plant was established in the mid-1990’s.
ACTOM Air Pollution Control of Johannesburg recently completed a contract to manufacture and supply a reverse pulse bag filter for the mineral separation plant of Moma Sands titanium minerals mine in northern Mozambique. The new filter almost exactly duplicates the filter it produced for the same plant four years ago.
“The reason for the duplication of the existing 21 m3/sec capacity filter, which we produced for Moma Sands for when it first went into operation four years ago, is that a new plant building is being established on the site occupied by the existing filter,” explained Gerard Pretorius, ACTOM Air Pollution Control’s Sales Manager.
Medupi Turbine Halls
ACTOM Air Pollution Control, which two years ago won the prized heating, ventilation & air-conditioning (HVAC) contracts for the turbine halls at Eskom’s new Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations, has to date produced roughly 50% of the total equipment required on the Medupi contract.
ACTOM Air Pollution Control commended
ACTOM Air Pollution Control (MikroPul) recently completed one of the largest gas-cleaning contracts it has ever undertaken.
The turnkey contract, worth over R100-million, was for Assmang’s Cato Ridge Works near Durban, where ACTOM Air Pollution Control provided a system for capturing fumes generated by the tapping operations of the plant’s six furnaces.