Power Divisional News – Moma Sands

Moma Sands

2012-01-10

apc-moma-sands-smllACTOM Air Pollution Control completes duplicate bag filter for Moma Sands

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.

“Kenmare’s strategy from the outset was to expand the existing facility with as minimal impact to production as possible. Duplicating the filter therefore eliminates downtime required for the relocation of the existing filter.”

The contract for the duplicate filter was awarded to ACTOM Air Pollution Control by Moma Sands’ owners, Irish mining company Kenmare Resources, in mid-May 2011.

The filter and accompanying accessories were shipped as scheduled to Moma Sands in September 2011 on behalf of Gauteng-based Aveng Engineering & Projects Company, the engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) contractors undertaking the plant extensions at Moma Sands.

ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer and distributor of electrical equipment in South Africa, employing about 6 000 people and with an annual order intake in excess of R5bn. It is a black empowered company with 27operating units, 22 production facilities and 25 distribution centres throughout South Africa.

ACTOM partners Alstom France for environmental equipment and in serving the maintenance, upgrade and retrofit market for larger boilers, as well as for railway transport activities.

ACTOM holds exclusive distribution, technology and representation rights for Alstom Grid (formerly the Transmission business of Areva T&D) in Southern Africa and maintains management, technical and commercial links to Alstom Grid business units in Europe.

Following the acquisition by Schneider Electric of the global Distribution business of Areva T&D, the distribution, technology and representation agreements that existed between ACTOM and Areva will remain in place until such time as a new agreement has been concluded.

ACTOM formerly traded under the name Alstom South Africa and re-branded to ACTOM in September 2009.

For further information contact Des Tuck, ACTOM Air Pollution Control
PO Box 4051, Cresta 2118
Tel (011) 478-0456 Fax (011) 478-0371
E-mail des.tuck@actom.co.za

Press release compiled by Julian Kraft, J Kraft Public Relations
PO Box 2826 Wilropark 1731
Tel (011) 472-6686 Fax 086-613-9657
E-mail mwkraftj@mweb.co.za

Date:  January 10, 2012

Caption:  A similar bag filter to the unit ACTOM Air Pollution Control manufactured and supplied in 2011 for installation in the mineral separation plant at Moma Sands titanium minerals mine in northern Mozambique.