TLT ACTOM completes main ventilation fan contract for Black Rock Mine’s new Gloria Shaft
Following the successful upgrade of the main ventilation fan system at Black Rock Mine Operations’ Nchwaning Shaft in 2014, TLT ACTOM was awarded the main vent fan contract for the mine’s new Gloria Ventilation Shaft in mid-2015.
Manganese producer Black Rock Mine Operations, situated near Kathu in the Northern Cape, is operated by Assmang Limited, which is jointly owned by Assore Limited and African Rainbow Minerals Limited.
The Nchwaning contract, completed in mid-2014, involved the manufacture and installation of a fourth centrifugal fan to meet increased ventilation requirements resulting from extension of mining operations since TLT ACTOM (then ACTOM Mechanical Equipment) installed a trifurcated system in 2007.
The R26-million Gloria Shaft main ventilation fan contract, which was completed ahead of schedule in early-February 2016, involved installation of a trifurcated system that included the manufacture and installation of two of the three 2430mm diameter centrifugal fans for which it is designed – with the third fan due to be supplied and installed at a future date when additional ventilation is required.
The scope included earthworks, civils, mechanical, structural and electrical, control and instrumentation (EC&I). The fans, which are driven by 460kW motors, each have an air-moving capacity of 110m3/sec.
ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer, solution provider, repairer and distributor of electro-mechanical equipment in Africa, offering a winning and balanced combination of manufacturing, service, repairs, maintenance, projects and distribution through its 40 outlets throughout Southern Africa.
ACTOM is also a major local supplier of electrical equipment, services and balance of plant to the renewable energy projects.
It also holds numerous technology, distribution and value added reseller agreements with various partners, both locally and internationally.
For further information contact Craig Johnston, TLT ACTOM
Tel (011) 878-3029 Fax (011) 878-3002
Press release compiled by Julian Kraft, J Kraft Public Relations
Tel (011) 472-6686
Date: February 6, 2017
Caption: The main ventilation fan system at Black Rock Mine Operations’ Gloria ventilation shaft.